Ten years ago today, R&B singer and up-and-coming actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash. Her twin-engine Cessna crashed shortly after takeoff. The 22-year-old will always be remembered for her hits like, "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" and "Are You That Somebody?"
Many other stars died before their time. Here's a look back at other celebrities to passed away too young.
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English 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.
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The 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.
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Christopher 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.
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DJ 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.
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Bruce 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 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.
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Jimi 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.
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James 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.
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Kurt Cobain had a long battle with heroin addiction, but he died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. He was 27 years old.
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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.
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Actress Marilyn Monroe died at 36 from "acute barbiturate poisoning" resulting from a "probable suicide."
The world was shocked when Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray at the age of 44.
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Bob Marley died of cancer at the age of 36. His melanoma had spread to his lungs and brain.
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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.
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The "Saturday Night Live" funnyman died at 33 from a drug overdose and advanced atherosclerosis, where artery walls thicken due to cholesterol.
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Rapper Nate Dogg died from complications from multiple strokes at 41.
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Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher George Latore Wallace, died from multiple gun shot wounds at the age of 24.
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Twenty seven-year-old Lewis suffered from a heart attack and died during off-season basketball practice with his team the Boston Celtics.
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Ryan Dunn, best known for his involvement with the "Jackass" series, died in a car accident at the age of 34