Celebrities who died too young

POSTED: 9:16 AM Apr 04 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM May 13 2016
Very Best of Ritchie Valens album cover

Friday marks what would have been Ritchie Valens' 75th birthday had the rock icon not died at age 17 in the same 1959 plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. In his honor, take a look at Valens and other stars who died too young.