Celebrities who died too young

POSTED: 07:16 AM PDT Apr 04, 2012    UPDATED: 10:46 AM PDT Mar 23, 2016 

With the death of former A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg at age 45 on Wednesday, take a look at him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Janis Joplin
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Columbia Records

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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