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Top 11 Black Celebrities Who Died Way Too Young!! (With Photos)

Aaliyah Dana HaughtonAaliyah Haughton

Singer and actress Aaliyah died Aug. 25, 2001, in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She was only 22.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Musician Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27. After a night of partying, he was found dead in the London apartment of his girlfriend on Sept. 18, 1970.


Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace

Rapper Christopher Wallace was murdered at 24 years old in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.


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Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes 

At the age of 30, rapper and singer Lisa Lopes, a member of the group TLC, died when she was involved in a fatal car accident on April 25, 2002, while in Honduras.

Peter Tosh


Peter Tosh

Musician Peter Tosh died on Sept. 11, 1987, from a gunshot wound, at the age of 42.

Otis Redding

Singer Otis Redding died in a plane crash on Dec. 10, 1967. He was just 26 years old.


Tupac Shakur

Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He died on Sept. 13, 1996, at the age of 25.

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

At the age of 42, actress Dorothy Dandridge died from a drug overdose on Sept. 8, 1965.

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Bob Marley

Musician Bob Marley died from cancer on May 11, 1981. He was only 36.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

At the age of 44, on April 1, 1984, Motown legend Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father.


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