Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 02 2014 06:00:00 PM CST

With Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at age 46 on Feb. 2, 2014, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Gram Parsons - celebs died too young
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Country singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, who also recorded with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died of a drug overdose on Sept. 19, 1973, in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, California, at the age of 26. Seeking to fulfill Parson's wish to be cremated and spread over Joshua Tree National Monument, close friend Phil Kaufman later stole Parson's body from the Los Angeles International Airport with the help of a friend and set his remains on fire in the park. Since there was no law against stealing a dead body, the pair were only fined $750 for stealing the coffin.

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