In the age of 24/7 news, it’s easier than ever to stay tuned to current events and the goings-on of popular celebrities. News travels like wildfire along social media platforms and television inspired by tabloids. Nevertheless, individuals still manage to slip between the cracks. With a constant stream of new celebrities being introduced, some older athletes, actors, and authors manage to escape our attention. Whether their lives have been overshadowed by breaking news or they’ve slipped into relative obscurity, here is a list of celebrities whose deaths may surprise you.
1) Cory Monteith
Canadian heartthrob Cory Monteith was object of affection for thousands of teenagers across North America. After appearing on a number of teen dramas including Kyle XY, Smallville, and Supernatural, Monteith finally found his big break in the critically acclaimed show Glee. Although his singing voice wasn’t particularly strong, he was a natural fit for the role of high school quarterback Finn Hudson. Unfortunately, Monteith’s tenure on the hit show was cut short in 2013, when he succumbed to a fatal cocktail of opiates and alcohol .