Death is never an easy pill to swallow, especially when it comes too soon.

The death of a celebrity whose talent touched so many hearts can sends shock waves of sadness across a mass spectrum of people, but the pain hits us just a little bit harder when said talent so young they've just barely scratched the surface of their ability and legacy.

Below, look back at some of our most cherished stars who tragically left us long before they should have.

Celebrities Who Died at a Young Age