Stars Who Left Us Too Soon

It's never easy to say goodbye, but it's especially hard when the great – like Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker – die young


Whether he was bringing the laughs voicing a genie in Aladdin (1992) or moving audiences to tears playing a therapist in Good Will Hunting (his only Oscar win, in 1997), Williams's talents earned him more than 100 acting credits in a decades-spanning career. "I dread the word 'art,'" Williams, who died in a suicide on Aug. 11, 2014, at age 63, told the Associated Press in 1989. "That's what we used to do every night before we'd go on with Waiting for Godot.' We'd go, 'No art. Art dies tonight.' We'd try to give it a life."