Stars Who Left Us Too Soon

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

PAUL WALKER, 40

When the first Fast & Furious film arrived in theaters in 2001, it was the blue-eyed star's portrayal of undercover police officer Brian O'Conner that helped drive the franchise to blockbuster success. More than a decade later, Walker, 40, was working on the seventh installment of the street-racing action series before he died on Nov. 30, 2013, when a car he was in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif. After his passing, the quiet father was remembered by friends and family alike as a caring guy who didn't care about fame but rather, helping others.