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Although they were only with us for a short while, their lives made a huge impact.
Cause: Heart failure following a long battle with anorexia and bulimia.
Cause: There are lots of conspiracy theories around the death of Sam Cooke. He was shot dead by the manager of a motel in LA in what she claims was self-defence. However some versions of the story claim the manager was in on an attempted robbery of the star by the prostitute he was with.
Cause: The iconic singer was shot by his father Marvin Gay Sr. when he tried to intervene in a fight between his parents.
Cause: The youngest brother of the Gibb clan, Andy struggled with drug addiction and died of a heart inflammation just five days after his 30th birthday.
Cause: After years of battling alcohol and drug addiction, Amy passed away as a result of alcohol poisoning at her London home.
Cause: The young star died of a heroin overdose in a Los Angeles hotel room.
Cause: Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman who posed as a fan and asked for an autograph outside Lennon's apartment building in New York City.
Cause: Redding and band Bar-Kays were on their way to Wisconsin to play a show when their plane crashed into Lake Monona. There was only one survivor, Bar-Keys member Ben Cauley.
Cause: The King of Pop died from cardiac arrest after taking an overdose of prescription pills at his Los Angeles mansion.
Cause: At the height of his fame, Holly was killed in a plane crash along with other stars Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. It became known as The Day The Music Died.
Cause: The singer drowned in a bathtub at a hotel in Beverly Hills from the effects of heart disease and cocaine use. Sadly her daughter Bobby Kristina was also found unconscious in a bathtub in 2015 and died months later.
Cause: Elvis died from a "sudden, violent heart attack" - years of prescription drug abuse didn't help.
Cause: In 1977, it was found that Marley had a malignant melanoma under his toe nail but because of his religious beliefs, he didn't want to have the toe amputated. The cancer eventually spread throughout his body and he died. His last words were: "Money can't buy life".
Cause: The Queen frontman was diagnosed with AIDS in early 1987 however he kept it a secret before making a public announcement in 1991 and dying 24 hours later.
Cause: Jones was the original founder of the Rolling Stones, he was incremental in their sound and success however he developed a serious drug problem and one month after the band asked him to leave, he drowned in a swimming pool at his home.