Celebrities who died too young

POSTED: 07:16 AM PDT Apr 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 24, 2015 

Friday marks 35 years since Led Zeppelin's John Bonham died at age 32. In honor of the legendary drummer, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Marilyn Monroe
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Actress, model, showgirl, and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose of barbiturates at age 36 on Aug. 5, 1962. The photogenic actress made only 30 films in her lifetime, but still became a cultural icon and was nicknamed "The Blonde Bombshell." She was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999.


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