Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 17 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Thursday would have been singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley's 50th birthday. Join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Janis Joplin
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Just 16 days after Hendrix's death, on Oct. 4, 1970, strong-voiced Janis Joplin also died at age 27. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.

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