15 Television Stars Who Died before the Age of 40

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The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams affected many people who loved his work in such movies as Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, and Patch Adams. Williams ended his one season run on the critically praised comedy The Crazy Ones alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in April. Robins would take his own life three months after the show was cancelled by hanging himself. Here is a look at fifteen other television actors who all passed away, some while their television shows were still in production. All actors were under 40 at the time of their deaths.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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