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.

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On April 1, 1984, soul music legend Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father after he intervened in an argument between his parents over misplaced business documents. Gaye was 44 when he died.

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