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.

Tupac
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Rapper Tupac Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996, at age 25 after being shot four times six days earlier in Las Vegas. In addition to his rapping career, Shakur did some acting. His greatest hits album sold over 10 million copies in the U.S.

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