Amy WinehouseEnglish singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was just 27 when she passed away earlier this year. The cause of death is still unknown, but illegal drugs have been ruled out. Winehouse suffered from a long public battle against drug use, and it was a tragedy that this six time Grammy winner died too young to reach her full potential. Russell Brand and other celebrities speak out about losing Amy Winehouse
Brittany MurphyThe actress, who first burst on the scene for playing Tai Frasier in "Clueless," died of complications from pneumonia and multiple drug intoxication. She was only 32.
Big PunChristopher Lee Rios, known by his stage name Big Punisher or Big Pun, was a Bronx native who rose to fame with Fat Joe. He struggled with his weight his whole life, and ended up suffering a fatal heart attack at the age of 28, weight 698 pounds.
DJ AMDJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, died from an apparent drug overdose when he was 36. He was best known for his collaborations with Travis Barker, collaborating with top artists like Jay-Z and Madonna and for being an avid sneakerhead.
Bruce LeeBruce Lee fainted during dubbing work for "Enter the Dragon," and was discovered to have found a cerebral edema. He later had the same symptoms around the time of his death, as well as his brain was considered to be considerably swelling.
Heath LedgerHeath Ledger tragically died at the age of 27 from an accidental prescription drug overdose. He had been in the middle of filming his final movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." His friends Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell finished up the movie and donated their salary to Ledger's daughter.
Jimi HendrixJimi Hedrix died at 27 from an accidental drug overdose from Vesparax sleeping pills. There have been suspicious occurrences during the time of his death that have some to believe that medical malpractice could have led to his death.
James DeanJames Dean has the first posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He died at the age of 24 in a car accident in Salinas, Calif.
Kurt CobainKurt Cobain had a long battle with heroin addiction, but he died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. He was 27 years old.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes"Left Eye" (right, pictured with the R&B group TLC) swerved to avoid a truck and died in a car accident. She was 30.
Marilyn MonroeActress Marilyn Monroe died at 36 from "acute barbiturate poisoning" resulting from a "probable suicide."
Steve IrwinThe world was shocked when Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray at the age of 44.
Bob MarleyBob Marley died of cancer at the age of 36. His melanoma had spread to his lungs and brain.
Anna Nicole Smith
Although suicide and homicide were suspected, the 39-year-old's official cause of death was from combined intoxication from prescription drugs.