10 Child Stars Who Died Too Soon (PHOTOS)

Alex Blagg / May 29, 2010

With the tragic news of Gary Coleman’s death still fresh in our minds, it is hard to ignore how Gary’s life took a turn that was similar to other doomed child stars.

It’s no secret that Hollywood is a tough place, especially for children. The steady stream of pressures that are put on child celebrities (not to mention the free-flowing drugs and alcohol around Hollywood) are often citied as factors in the disastrous careers and tragic deaths of some young stars.

With this in our minds, we decided to take a look back at some of the most tragic deaths of some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars.

Click through the gallery to see our top 10 list of the most tragic child star deaths.