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.

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Rock 'n' 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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