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Old 12-03-2013, 13:13
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For me

Freddy Mercury
John Candy
Janis Joplin
Otis Reading
John Belushi
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:15
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That bloke who got killed by a Stingray.
Steve Irwin
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:25
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Although both older when they both died they were still very popular

Eric Morecombe

Tommy Cooper

Died in tragic circumstances

Leslie Howard

Glenn Miller

Jayne Mansfield

Marilyn Monroe

And finally not killed but his career was cut short by a horrific accident on live TV

Charlie Drake
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:29
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Andy Gibb (god I loved him!)
Elvis..Ok maybe not at the pinicle, but far too soon
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:29
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Have to agree with what others have said about Sharon Tate.
She appeared in some ropey old films (the Thirteen Chairs being an absolute stinker!) but she really lit up the screen in all of them.

IMO, she would've gone on to be a huge star if Charlie Manson hadn't been such a rotter.
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:38
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Ian Curtis
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Old 12-03-2013, 14:58
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Brandon Lee - Was on the 'up' when he died and The Crow could have lead to better things

The Busby Babes
James Hayden
Ayrton Senna
Andy Whitfield
Mel Appleby
Ben Hollioake
Eddie Guerrero
I watched Senna (excellent film) the other night and cried buckets...
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Old 12-03-2013, 15:03
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Andy Gibb (god I loved him!)
Elvis..Ok maybe not at the pinicle, but far too soon
Agree.

Andy Gibb died at 30 in 1988. I think he was about to join the Bee Gees.

Elvis died at 42 in 1977. Not a fan, but imagine him fit in the 80s and working with contemporary producers. Very sad.
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Old 12-03-2013, 16:49
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Pete Ham another member of the 27 club.(Not that I believe in conspiracies and all that crap.)
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Old 12-03-2013, 17:03
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Gary Holton, was a legend in my opinion.
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Old 12-03-2013, 17:57
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After Amy Winehouse died I checked out some of her music on Youtube, I was shocked at how pretty was she was before drink and drugs took over her life, she had such a lovley figure, nothing like the scarecrow always pictured stumbling out if a pub, what a waste.
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Old 12-03-2013, 18:00
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Phil Lynott, I always really liked Gary Holton who played loveable rogue Wayne in Auf Wiedersein, Pet.
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Old 12-03-2013, 18:31
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Karen Carpenter, I know she had health issues but she was only young and seemed to be getting back on track
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Old 12-03-2013, 18:36
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For me it's Amy Winehouse. Such a wasted talent and I believe even though B2B is an amazing album, she still hadn't reached her peak.
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:39
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Bon Scott?
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:49
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Laura Sadler (of Grange Hill and Holby City)
I agree she was very talented in holby city.Isn't it ten years this year she died?
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:58
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Eddie Cochran. Killed in a car crash aged only 21, such a tragic waste of a potentially huge talent.
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:06
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Completely, completely AALIYAH. Her third album, released a month before her death, was honestly an R&B masterpiece. She was going to be big, you could feel it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:15
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Does Elisabeth Sladen count?
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:25
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Bafta nominated actress Susan Littler who was also gaining critical acclaim for theatre work, sadly died of cancer in her mid thirties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Littler
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:33
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Oh yes indeed. Much as I love AC/DC with Brian Johnson, Bon Scott was simply awesome, incredible presence and charisma. Such a tragic waste.
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:51
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I was a fan of Charlotte Coleman
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Old 12-03-2013, 21:04
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Eddie Cochran. Killed in a car crash aged only 21, such a tragic waste of a potentially huge talent.
Eddie Cochran was amazing, a true talent abruptly cut short.

Brian Jones - an original Rolling Stone.

Keith Moon - drummer in the Who.
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Old 12-03-2013, 21:10
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Agree about Gary Holton, I remember to this day how that vile rag The Daily Star hounded him to his death. W**kers.

Bon Scott, bless him, was never going to make old bones. His lifestyle was a huge part of his talent IMHO. I still find it amazing that AC/DC managed to release Back in Black just five months after Bon's death. Not just any old album, but Back In F**king Black!!!

Unbelievable...
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Old 12-03-2013, 21:14
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Celebrities Who Died At Their Peak

River Phoenix: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000203/

Brad Renfro: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000605/?ref_=sr_4

(both drugs related)
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