18 Legendary Musicians Who Died Tragically Young

The music they made will live on forever, but these artists died much too soon. Fame and, in some cases, fortune couldn't help them cheat death. From hip-hop foes Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. to one-of-a-kind crooners Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, these musicians all passed away tragically young. 


Some lost battles to drug or alcohol addiction. Others passed away from health complications. Some, such as Latin music star Selena, were killed by crazed fans. Click to see which of your favorite artists passed away too soon. 


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