Cory Monteith & 10 Other Stars Who Died Too Young (PHOTOS)

Ericka Sóuter | Jul 15, 2013 Celebrities

cory monteithThe news of Cory Monteith's death in a Vancouver, Canada hotel room has shocked us all. It was only a couple of years ago that he first caught our attention singing "Don't Stop Believin'" on the Glee debut, but he quickly became a fan favorite. For someone so young and talented to lose his life so early is always heartbreaking. Sadly, this happens all too often. Like Monteith, many beloved celebs don't even make it to 35. Take a look at 10 other stars who died too young.

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  • Aaliyah


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    The 22-year-old R&B star died in 2001 when a plane carrying her and her entourage crashed in the Bahamas.

  • Brittany Murphy


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    The cause of her November 2006 death at age 32 is still under debate among fans, but the official cause of death is listed as pneumonia and lack of iron.

  • Notorious B.I.G.


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    A supposed victim of the East Coast/West Coast rap rivalry, the New York-based Biggie was shot to death in March 1997 at age 24 while in Los Angeles.

  • Kurt Cobain


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    The Nirvana frontman shot himself in the head in 1994. He reportedly suffered from depression and heroin addiction.

  • Selena


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    The Latina singer was on the rise when she was gunned down by a fan in March 1995.

  • Amy Winehouse


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    The soulful singer died at age 27 from alcohol poisoning in July 2011.

  • Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes


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    The spunkiest member of the group TLC, Left Eye was killed on April 25, 2002, in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras at age 30.

  • Tupac


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    At 25, the rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

  • Heath Ledger


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    When news broke of his death on January 22, 2008, the world was in total disbelief. He was clearly one of the greatest talents of his generation. His final role as the Joker in The Dark Knight was awe-inspiring and earned him a posthumous Oscar nomination.

  • River Phoenix


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    The teenage heartthrob died outside of the Viper Room club in West Hollywood in 1993 from an accidental drug overdose. He was just 23.


  • Cory Monteith


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    His sudden death on July 14, 2013 at age 31 came just months after he had voluntarily entered a rehab facility for substance abuse.

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