Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 03 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Tuesday marks 56 years since "The Day the Music Died," with rockers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson dying together in a plane crash. In honor of those fallen idols, join us in remembering them and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

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"Saturday Night Live" funnyman Phil Hartman was shot and killed by his wife on May 28, 1998, while he slept in their Encino, California, home. His wife committed suicide several hours later. Hartman was 49 when he died.

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