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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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The revolution is nearly upon us.

Lionsgate has come out with a new set of posters in promotion of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and they welcome fans to District 13, the area (believed to have been wiped out) from which Katniss and company will stage their much-anticipated rise-up against the Capitol.

Oh, you weren't sure if Katniss was ready to fight? Check out this Mockingjay trailer to rest assured of her decision.

The following photo gallery focuses on a few side characters, however, from Woody Harrelson's Haymitch to Sam Claflin's Finnick to Julianne Moore making her debut as President Coin.

Click around now and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch
Woody Harrelson is back as Haymitch! He better sober up because there's a revolution to be won.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens on November 21.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Super Bowl Sunday has officially been ruled “accidental” by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

The office said that an “acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines” was the Oscar-winning thespian's undoing.

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

Hoffman, 46, was found unconscious in his Manhattan apartment at 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 2 by friend and screenwriter David Bar Katz, who called 911.

Unresponsive following his apparently massive overdose of heroin, he could not be revived. Police called Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at the scene.

He was expected to pick up his kids that day but didn't show up. He and his estranged, longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell had three young children together.

Police found nearly 50 envelopes branded "Ace of Spades" filled with what they believe was heroin in the NYC apartment, two law enforcement sources said.

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Days after Cate Blanchett paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman via her acceptance speech at the BAFTAs, another colleague, Amy Adams, appeared on Inside the Actor's Studio and broke down when the topic of her former co-star was broached.

The Academy Award nominee appeared opposite Hoffman twice: first in 2008’s Doubt and again on 2012’s The Master.

"I wish you all could get a chance to work with him,” the actress said on the Bravo series.

“He was beautiful. He’s a beautiful spirit and he, he had this unique ability to see people."

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Cate Blanchett won Best Actress at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards last night.

But the star, who has found herself caught in the middle of the ugly Dylan Farrow-Woody Allen scandal, didn't talk much about herself or her role in Blue Jasmine during her acceptance speech.

Instead, she dedicated the trophy to Philip Seymour Hoffman, with whom Blanchett costarred in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

“Phil, you’re monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for truth - both in art and in life - will be missed my so many people,” said the Oscar favorite.

Hoffman died of a heroin overdose on February 2.

Watch Blanchett's speech here to see her pay tribute to a "continual, profound touchstone" and a "monumental presence who is now so sadly in absence."

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Drake wants to clear the air regarding his previously-expressed frustration with Rolling Stone for putting Philip Seymour Hoffman on its latest cover.

The "Hold On, We're Going Home" crooner vented this week when the magazine allegedly replaced what was to be his cover story with the late actor.

Drake was "disgusted" with Rolling Stone for not telling him this or giving him the option of a future cover, and for running off-the-record quotes about Kanye.

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Rolling Stone responded that they told him this was plan days ago, which Drake disputes. But for bringing Hoffman into this beef, he is nothing but contrite:

"I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman," Drake wrote in a blog post.

"He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed."

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Rolling Stone is firing back at Drake for his complaints about being dropped from the cover, saying he was told in advance that the switch was happening.

Drake ripped Rolling Stone earlier today, claiming that he was unceremoniously replaced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on the front of the new issue.

The rapper made it clear he wasn't throwing shade on PSH, but sources close to Drizzy say "he only did the interview to be on the cover," and feels "tricked."

He called the press "evil" in a Tweet earlier today.

  • Drake is Fired Up
  • Rolling Stone Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drake was interviewed on January 28, and the photo shoot with the magazine was also completed before Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2.

A rep for Rolling Stone says this happens all the time if musicians and actors pass away, with other recent examples being Lou Reed and Whitney Houston.

Regardless, the publication insists his camp was informed last Friday that he wouldn't be on the cover when the issue was released this Wednesday.

Drake, who also denies speaking on the record to Rolling Stone about Kanye West's Yeezus, has deleted his tweets about both the cover and Hoffman.

As for calling Macklemore wack as f--k for apologizing to Kendrick Lamar for winning Best Rap Album, then sharing a screen shot of the text ... no retraction.

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Drake is calling the press "evil" after Rolling Stone magazine decided to run a cover featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman

And the reason Drizzy is in a tizzy is because they scrapped his cover for one focusing on the late actor. 

The rapper tweeted that he was "disgusted" with the publication after they "took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue."

  • Rolling Stone Philip Seymour Hoffman
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But Drake doesn't mean any disrespect...

"RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil," he added.

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Amy Adams attended Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral last week and Valentino made the mistake of using the event as a way to promote of one of their luxury handbags.

The fashion house sent an email announcing their new Garavani Rockstud Duble bag after Adams toted it to the late actor's wake. 

Now Adams' rep is speaking out against the tasteless stunt, saying:

"Amy Adams is not a paid spokesperson for Valentino, and the suggestion she would use this moment to participate in a promotion is truly appalling." 

A rep for Valentino expressed regret for the gaffe in a statement that read:

"We sincerely regret releasing a photo to the media this morning of Amy Adams with a Valentino bag."

"We were not aware the photograph was taken while she was attending the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman."

"It was an innocent mistake, and we apologize to Ms. Adams, who was not aware, or a part of, our P.R. efforts," spokesperson Mona Swanson went on. 

Let this tacky fashion faux pas now known as "bag-gate" be a lesson to PR companies out there. 

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The Hills' Jason Wahler is the latest star to speak publicly about Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death and their own struggles with hard core drug addiction.

Wahler, best known as the bad boy beau of Lauren Conrad, opened up about his past and urged critics to realize that addiction is "more than meets the eye."

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"A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in L.A. where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control," writes the former reality star.

"While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting as much coke and drinking as much alcohol as I could."

"When I was done, I would grab a beer and get back into the party as if nothing happened."

"When I heard of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, it brought me right back to those days of partying where my addiction was so bad that I didn't care who was around."

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