Celebrities who retired early

Ashleigh Barty - Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty announced her retirement - at just 25 years old! 

Daddy Yankee -
Daddy Yankee announced on March 20, 2022, that he is retiring, at just 45 years old. 

Yermín Mercedes -
Baseball rookie Yermín Mercedes shocked fans, and apparently his teammates, when he announced his early retirement from baseball in an emotional Instagram post. 

Teyana Taylor - At the age of 29, singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor announced her retirement from music. 

Daniel Day-Lewis - Daniel Day-Lewis, known for his work on such films as 'Last of the Mohicans,' announced his retirement in 2017 when he was 60 years old.

Jack Gleeson -
'Game of Thrones' actor Jack Gleeson retired from acting in 2014.

Macaulay Culkin -
In 2016, 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin said that he considered himself "essentially retired" from acting. 

Freddie Prinze Jr. -
The 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' actor told CBS News in 2017 that he had stepped away from acting and wasn't really doing it any more.

Mara Wilson -
Most famous for her iconic role as Matilda, whom she played as a child actress, Mara Wilson retired from acting in 2000 at the ripe old age of 13.

Shirley Temple -
Another former child actor who retired early was Shirley Temple, best known for the roles she played in the 1930s. 

Greta Garbo -
In 1941, at the age of 36, actress Greta Garbo announced her retirement. She had a prolific career prior to stepping back; she made 28 feature films in 16 years.

Magic Johnson - Johnson shocked the world in 1991 when he announced that he was immediately retiring after testing positive for the HIV virus.

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