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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

MICHAEL JACKSON, 50

Just weeks before he was to kick off his London comeback concerts, the 50-year-old was rushed to UCLA Medical Center on June 25, 2009, after he was found unresponsive in his Hombly Hills, Calif., home. While the coroner and LAPD worked to uncover a cause of death (it was ruled a homicide), Jackson's family, friends and millions of fans were left to mourn the passing of an icon. But it was Jackson's daughter Paris, taking hold of the mic at his public memorial, who reminded the world that the King of Pop was more than a larger-than-life figure: "Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine. And I just want to say I love him so much."