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  • '27' Club: Musicians Who Died Young

    Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in her Beverly Hills Hotel room bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead. She was planning on attending Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Award party that night. Photo of singer Whitney Houston, circa 1980.
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    Elvis Presley was 42 years old when he was discovered unresponsive in his bathroom in Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 16, 1977. Attempts at resuscitation failed. The official cause of death was heart failure, but rumors and conspiracy theories have surrounded Presley's death for decades. Presley is seen in a promotional portrait for the film "Jailhouse Rock" in this 1957 photo.
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  • '27' Club: Musicians Who Died Young

    Michael Jackson, the king of pop, died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. Jackson died from a fatal cocktail of drugs including propofol, a powerful anesthesia drug, and two other drugs. Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 for administering the drugs to Jackson in his home.
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    Academy Award-nominated actor Heath Ledger was found dead in a Manhattan apartment on Jan. 22, 2008. The 28-year-old Australian actor was best known for his portrayal of a closeted gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain." His official cause of death was an accidental overdose on prescription medications. Ledger is pictured arriving at a New York movie premiere on Nov. 13, 2007.
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  • '27' Club: Musicians Who Died Young

    Brittany Murphy, 32, was found dead in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Dec. 20, 2008. The official cause of her death was ruled to be a combination of multiple-drug intoxication, pneumonia and an iron deficiency. Murphy poses for photos at a Los Angeles party on Dec. 3, 2009.
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    Judy Garland, 48, was found dead in her Chelsea, London, home on June 22, 1969. The actress was best known for her role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," and for singing its song "Over the Rainbow." Her cause of death was an unintentional overdose of barbiturates. Garland poses for a studio portrait, circa 1945.
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  • '27' Club: Musicians Who Died Young

    Actor and musician River Phoenix died Oct. 31, 1993, at the age of 23 from a drug overdose, resulting from a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs. Phoenix collapsed outside a Los Angeles club where his brother Joaquin Phoenix and sister Rain Phoenix tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. Phoenix poses playfully during a Los Angeles photo shoot in 1988.
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    Blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe was found dead and naked on her bed in her Los Angeles home on Aug. 5, 1962, with an empty bottle of sleeping pills next to her. The actress was 36 years old. Her cause of death was a drug overdose, but speculation about whether it was accidental or intentional has surrounded her death for decades. Monroe is seen posing for a portrait circa 1956.
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    James Dean, a roguish young actor best known for his film "Rebel Without a Cause," died in a car crash at the age of 23. Dean was on his way to a car race in Salinas, Calif., when the fatal accident occurred. The young actor left a lasting impression on Hollywood, even though he only made three films. Dean is pictured in an undated photo on the set of the film "Giant," in which he starred.
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    John Belushi was 33 years old when his lifeless body was discovered in a bungalow at famed Los Angeles hotel the Chateau Marmont. Belushi was a comedian and actor best known as one of the original cast members on "Saturday Night Live." His cause of death was a drug overdose from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin. Belushi is pictured performing with the Blues Brothers in 1980.
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