Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 10:16:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Feb 02 2014 07:00:00 PM EST

With Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at age 46 on Feb. 2, 2014, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

James Dean
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Actor James Dean's short-lived career ended with his death in a car crash near Cholame, California, at age 24 on Sept. 30, 1955. He is best known for his starring role in "Rebel Without a Cause," in which he personified the restless American youth of the mid-50's. His acting career only lasted a little over a year, but his three films and tragic car crash death made him an American legend.

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