Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Thursday marks 25 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. In honor of the legendary blues guitarist, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

River Phoenix
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River Phoenix, the older brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix, collapsed and died of drug-induced heart failure on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room at age 23 on Oct. 31, 1993. He began acting at age 10, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Danny in "Running on Empty" in 1988.

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