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Christopher Wallace Jr., son of Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, graduated from high school this week, and a celebratory photo the teen posted to his Instagram page has led many followers to question his sexuality.

CJ posted this photo following the ceremony along with a caption reading "no sus" (indicating that he shouldn't be suspected of homosexuality):

Regardless, his comments section was flooded with insinuations about his sexual orientation.

CJ seemed able to shrug off the remarks, but when entertainment blogger Sandra Rose retweeted the photo along with the caption, "#GayPride," CJ's mom stepped in and things really got ugly:

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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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T'yanna Wallace, the 19-year-old daughter of the late Notorious B.I.G, is carrying on her father's legacy with a new clothing line in his name.

"Notorious," a line of shirts and other fashion items, has hit the market. Here's T'yanna, who was just three years old when he died, modeling:

T'yanna Wallace Photo

The rapper would have been 41 years old yesterday.

One of the t-shirt designs has imagery of guns on the front, an interesting choice considering the manner in which Biggie died back in 1997.

Take a look at that right after the jump ...

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You can own the Notorious B.I.G.'s old apartment if you want!

And if you have more than $700K. Gentrification is no joke.

BIG Apt

The famous one-room shack he used to rap about is a recently-renovated "three-bed plus den / office condo" complete with a formal dining room no less.

Notorious' native Bed-Stuy 'hood is not quite the area he once knew, with the Pratt Institute, BAM, the Brooklyn Flea and the Barclays Center nearby.

If anything, given the area's rapid real estate boom, it's surprising the $725K list price isn't higher still. Many condos there fetch seven figures easily.

Where Brooklyn at? The center of hip these days.

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The ghost of Biggie Smalls - as well as the late rapper's children - are set to star in a new animated TV show. Seriously. This is an actual project.

The show will focus on Biggie Smalls' offspring and how they're running his New York recording studio, producers from Ossian Media said.

House of Wallace will star T'yanna Wallace, 19, and C.J. Wallace, 16, voicing their animated likenesses. The hip-hop legend's kids said in a statement:

Biggie Smalls Ghost

"It's been 16 years since our Dad was murdered and we miss him dearly."

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LAPD detectives have apologized to the family of the late Notorious B.I.G. for failing to warn them about the planned release of his autopsy report last Friday.

The rapper (real name Christopher Wallace) was killed 15 years ago in a drive-by, but the Notorious B.I.G. autopsy report had never seen the light of day.

Biggie Smalls

The detectives intended to notify the rapper's family, but the report was released prematurely "due to an administrative error," officials said in a statement.

"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family (Friday) night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release" said Capt. Billy Hayes.

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The Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) sustained four gunshot wounds the night he was murdered in L.A. back in 1997, according to a just-released autopsy report.

Wallace, who was listed at 6'1" and 395 lbs., was struck a total of four times in a drive-by shooting by a still-unknown assailant on Los Angeles' Wilshire Blvd.

He was only 24.

As he sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban, Biggie was ambushed by bullets from the car alongside him. The first three, it turns out, were not fatal:

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Seminal hip hop star Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie, a.k.a. Big Poppa, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was slain 15 years ago this weekend.

His murder, by drive-by shooting, remains unsolved.

Biggie was shot and killed outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, leaving a legacy rivaled by few artists of any genre.

Biggie Smalls (aka Notorious B.I.G.)

The Notorious B.I.G. (May 21, 1972-March 9, 1997).

When B.I.G. released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a key figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene at a time when the movement was seeded.

His double-disc set Life After Death, released 15 days after he died, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond (10 million copies sold) in 2000.

He has influenced artists such as Diddy, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Nelly, Ja Rule, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Game, Clinton Sparks, Usher and many others.

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