30 Child Actors Who Passed Too Young

We all remember them in movies and television shows from our childhood, but then they disappeared from the spotlight. You might not have known this, but they did pass, and nobody noticed. Here are 30 child actors who kicked the bucket too young.

Sawyer Sweeten


Sawyer Sweeten


April 23, 2015

Sawyer Storm Sweeten was born May 12, 1995. Known for playing Geoffrey Barone in the sitcom series Everybody Loves Raymond. Sweeten suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head when he was 19.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)

Even Stevens (1999)

Jonathan Brandis


Jonathan Brandis


November 12, 2003

Jonathan Gregory Brandis was born April 13, 1976, and was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He landed the role as Lucas Wolenczak in NBC’s seaQuest DSV. After a waning career, he became depressed and tried to hang himself. He was rushed to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe.

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

SeaQuest 2032 (1993)

Ladybugs (1992)

One Life to Live (1982)

Heather O’Rourke