With Philip Seymour Hoffman death Sunday at age 46, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.
Rock and Roll pioneer Ritchie Valens had a recording career that lasted all of eight months, scoring several hits, including "La Bamba," before dying at age 17 in the same plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
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