Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2014 09:05:10 PM CDT

Tuesday marks 40 years since "Mama" Cass Elliot died at age 32. In honor of The Mamas & the Papas' singer, join us in remembering her and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Janis Joplin
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Just 16 days after Hendrix's death, on Oct. 4, 1970, strong-voiced Janis Joplin also died at age 27. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.

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