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The death of Robin Williams shocked fans the world this week, but sadly, he is but one of many stars to have passed away many years too soon.

For all the joy he brought to millions of lives, the actor battled substance abuse and severe depression at various points in a life cut short by his own choice.

He is far from alone. Be it from severe illness, addiction or other tragic circumstances, some of the stars who shone the brightest also met untimely ends.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

From Robin Williams' suicide to Philip Seymour Hoffman's overdose, Paul Walker's car crash and others that remain cloaked in mystery, it's not a short list.

Their respective careers, however, remain etched in history. They may be gone from the world we inhabit, but their legacies live on, each and every day.

Robin, Philip and so many others who tragically passed on have left their marks on this world, and having touched us all, will always have a place in our hearts.

Scroll through our list of 23 shocking celebrity deaths above as we look back on some of the famous and talented individuals who we lost far too early.

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Courtney Love may have been implicated in Kurt Cobain's death by none other than her own father, but she's never been charged with anything, and she was still his wife at the time of his death, which means Courtney controls (and profits from) Cobain's estate and the use of his likeness.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Sadly, it also means that when the inevitable Kurt Cobain biographical film gets made (you knew it was coming), Courtney will not only cash in big time, she'll also play a part in the creative process.

In fact, the film is currently in the very early stages of pre-production and Courtney is already exerting her will on producers.

By her own admission, Courtney has shoehorned her way into the casting process, which allows her to peruse an endless selection of "blonde, gorgeous 25-year-olds." No, really. She said that:

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A recent study of past and present pop music sought to rank the greatest singers of all time on the basis of their vocal range.

We think it's safe to say the results are... surprising.

Taylor Swift - #77
Taylor glammed up for the red carpet. Photos like this remind us why she's had so many boyfriends.

For example, if you can predict ahead of time which two crooners tied for the top spot, well then you, sir or madam, have quite the ear for music.

You should probably replace all three judges on American Idol and produce Caleb Johnson's first number one record.

In other words, you can't predict this list. No one can.

We've all got our ideas of what constitutes good and bad music and this list throws concepts like creative ingenuity, songwriting ability and stage presence right out the window and judges artists solely by the highest and lowest notes they can hit.

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Yesterday, new evidence emerged from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide over 20 years ago. 

Though the second Cobain suicide note offers little in the way of new insights into the case, it has re-opened the debate over whether the iconic singer's death was, in fact, a suicide.

One theorist who holds the belief that Courtney Love - Cobain's infamous wife - was involved in his death is none other than Love's father, Hank Harrison.

In an interview with Radar Online Harrison claimed today that he has evidence of Love's involvement in the murder of her husband.

"No doubt she was capable," Harrison says of his daughter. "I can't prove she pulled the trigger, but I can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty."

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A note found at the scene of Kurt Cobain's death was made public by Seattle police today, revealing some unkind final words directed at the Nirvana frontman's infamous wife, Courtney Love.

Kurt Cobain Suicide Note

Scribbled on stationery from the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, the note was disclosed by police following a recent re-opening of the investigation into Cobain's 1994 suicide.

Courtney likely wishes it had stayed hidden.

"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawfully shredded wife," reads one scathing portion. "Even when she's a b!tch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring."

Not exactly a love poem, but many have pointed out that there is no way of determining when the note was written or if the heroin-addicted singer was in his right mind at the time.

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Twenty years ago today, troubled Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead from a gunshot wound in his Washington state home. The singer/songwriter was just 27 years old.

Kurt Cobain: Unplugged
Kurt performing on MTV. Nirvana's "Unplugged" show became one of the network's highest-rated broadcasts.

Today, Cobain continues to exert tremendous influence over the music world and fans and musicians from around the world have gathered outside Kurt's home as well as at nearby Viretta Park in Seattle to leave flowers and personal messages, many of them sporting flannel shirts in honor of the singer's ties to the 90s grunge scene.

Musicians ranging from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to folk-rock legend Neil Young have offered public tributes to Cobain and his music, sharing personal stories about how they were influenced by his work.

Two decades later, the cause of Cobain's death remains a source of controversy. Conspiracy theories abound negating the ruling that the singer took his own life, and just last month new photos from the scene of Cobain's death were released by Seattle police, re-opening old debates about what exactly killed the rock icon.

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Nearly two decades after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, new photos from the scene of the rocker's death have been released.

A Seattle detective recently reviewed the case, assuming the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s passing would renew interest in the incident, which took place on April 8, 1994.

He did not discover any new information but he did some across four rolls of undeveloped rolls of film from the suicide scene.

Authorities released two of those photos to The Associated Press last night, with one depicting a box of drug paraphernalia, a spoon and what appear to be needles on the floor next to half a cigarette and sunglasses.

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