Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 23 2016 12:46:57 PM CDT

With the death of former A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg at age 45 on Wednesday, take a look at him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Marilyn Monroe
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Actress, model, showgirl, and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose of barbiturates at age 36 on Aug. 5, 1962. The photogenic actress made only 30 films in her lifetime, but still became a cultural icon and was nicknamed "The Blonde Bombshell." She was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999.

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