21 Shocking Celebrity Deaths: Stars We Lost Far Too Soon

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Billy Joel once memorably sang that "Only the Good Die Young."

While his point was that you should live your life, not be consumed by preconceived inhibitions, the phrase certainly still rings true in modern day Hollywood.

Be it from substance abuse or other tragic circumstances, some of the world's most beloved stars have met an untimely end long before they should have.

From Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose and Paul Walker's fatal car crash to some whose deaths remained shrouded in mystery, it's a long list.

Scroll through The Hollywood Gossip's gallery of 21 shocking celebrity deaths below as we look back on some of the brightest stars who we lost too soon.

They may be gone from this world, but they are not forgotten:

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. He was found with a needle in his arm and had a history of drug abuse.

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Kurt Cobain died in 1994 not 1997.

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OMG Brittany Murphy died when she's so pretty and a good actress 😇😵😰

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Freddie Mercury, Jeff Haneman, etc

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One correction: Cory Monteith was 31, not 27. Still sad though, RIP

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when leathal drugs are involved................No Sympathie.

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@ Mister+Baja

I agree

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NIGGERS . PLEASE !11 WHEN A WELFARE JEW OR NIGGER DIES FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE , STHEY ARE ARDENTLY REVILED AS SCUM !! MOVIE WORKERS (SCAM) ARE JUST LIKE WELFARE PERSONS THEY HAVE ALOT OF FREE TIME AND NEVER WORK LIKE U ON A DAILY BASIS .. AND , WHEN THE LOSERES ARE DRUG ADDICTS !!! WHOA --- WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE NONE . ONE LESS FAT ,UNKEMPT DRUGGIE. DA NERVE !!!

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@ (((@))) JOY

I will feel the same way when you kill yourself.

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@ Alex

Thank you for this comment. You said everything I was thinking.