Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 03 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Tuesday marks 56 years since "The Day the Music Died," with rockers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson dying together in a plane crash. In honor of those fallen idols, join us in remembering them and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Shannon Hoon - celebs died too young
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Shannon Hoon, the frontman and lead singer of the band Blind Melon, died Oct. 21, 1995, of a cocaine overdose at age 28 in New Orleans.

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