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8 Child Stars Who Disappeared After Fame Basically Ruined Their Lives

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Hollywood is like that person you had a crush on in elementary school that never knew you existed. You can admire this person from afar, but getting too close to them will cause your heart to break into smithereens.

Many people dream of fame and fortune, but many child stars are tossed into this world of greed, competition, and overwhelming pressure without much say.

There were a handful of child stars that rose to fame before the turn of the century, but their careers spiraled downwards soon after their major success.

Here's a list of 8 child stars you never hear of anymore because their careers were destroyed by fame.

1. Edward Furlong

At the age of 14, Edward played the role of John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He won several awards and played in some other hit movies in the '90s, but his career plateaued in the 2000s after numerous allegations of alcohol, drug abuse, and domestic violence.

He got arrested so many times for domestic violence that the thought of his name left a sour taste in everyone's mouth.

2. Lindsay Lohan

Lohan was a recipe for disaster from the start. Her career flourished as a fashion model at the age of 3, and then she became a A-List celebrity after her roles in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and Mean Girls. She had talent and beauty, which made her a target for the tabloids.

Her career bottomed out after multiple arrests for cocaine, theft, and driving under the influence. Also, you can't shoot movies when you spend so much time in rehab.

3. Jeremy Jackson

Like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy started his acting career at the age of 6 starring in successful commercials. But unlike Leo, the limelight inflated his ego.

Jeremy landed his iconic role as Hobie Buchannon on the '90s TV hit show Baywatch. His career spiraled downward while he was part of the show. He later revealed that drugs made him go a little crazy and made him feel a heightened sense of importance.

4. Jake Lloyd

According to Jake, starring as young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars ruined his life. He was a victim of bullying while he was in the movie. Also, he suffered from schizophrenia, which he often forgot to take medication for.

I bet you really miss these next child stars!

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