Celebrities who died too young

POSTED: 07:16 AM PDT Apr 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 02, 2015 

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.

Celebrities Who Died Too Young - Whitney Houston
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Whitney Houston, seen here in "The Bodyguard," died at the Beverly Hilton hotel on the eve of the Grammys on Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. The coroner later named the cause of death as drowning due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.

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