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20 Celebrities Who Died Before Age 35

Celebrity Deaths

First Posted: 07/24/11 02:38 PM ET Updated: 09/23/11 06:12 AM ET

Amy Winehouse's recent death at age 27 has sparked conversations about her joining "Club 27" -- meaning she has unfortunately joined several other celebrities who died when they were just 27 years old.

It's an eerie coincidence that Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain all passed away three years shy of 30, but they're certainly not the only celebrities to have died well before their time.

From Heath Ledger and Brittany Murphy's recent untimely deaths to Buddy Holly and James Dean, young celebrity deaths are tragic at any age.

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  • Amy Winehouse

    September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011 Age: 27

  • Ryan Dunn

    June 11, 1977 - June 20, 2011 Age: 34

  • Brittany Murphy

    November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009 Age: 32

  • Brad Renfro

    July 25, 1982 - January 15, 2008 Age: 25

  • Heath Ledger

    April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008 Age: 28

  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

    May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002 Age: 30

  • Aaliyah

    January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001 Age: 22

  • Chris Farley

    February 15, 1964 - December 18, 1997 Age: 33

  • Christopher Wallace (a.k.a Notorious B.I.G.)

    May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997 Age: 24

  • Tupac Shakur

    June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996 Age: 25

  • Kurt Cobain

    February 20, 1967 - c. April 5, 1994 Age: 27

  • John Belushi

    January 24, 1949 - March 5, 1982 Age: 33

  • Bruce Lee

    November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973 Age: 32

  • Jim Morrison

    December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971 Age: 27

  • Janis Joplin

    January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970 Age: 27

  • Jimi Hendrix

    November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970 Age: 27

  • Otis Redding

    September 9, 1941 - December 10, 1967 Age: 26

  • Buddy Holly

    September 7, 1936 - February 3, 1959 Age: 22

  • James Dean

    February 8, 1931 - September 30, 1955 Age: 24

  • Hank Williams

    September 17, 1923 - January 1, 1953 Age: 29

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