Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 02 2014 06:00:00 PM CST

With Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at age 46 on Feb. 2, 2014, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Gilda Radner - celebs died too young
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Comedian and actress Gilda Radner, best known as one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live," died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989, at the age of 42 in Los Angeles. While on "Saturday Night Live," Radner created recurring characters such as obnoxious personal advice expert Roseanne Roseannadanna, the Barbara Walters parody "Baba Wawa," and Emily Litella, an elderly hearing-impaired woman who gave angry and misinformed editorial replies on the "Weekend Update" segment. She met actor Gene Wilder while filming the 1982 comedy "Hanky Panky" and the two were later married. She also starred with Wilder in the movies "The Woman in Red" and "Haunted Honeymoon" (pictured), her last role prior to her death.

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