Musicians who died tragically young
The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered on this day, March 9, in 1997
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The Notorious B.I.G, AKA Biggie Smalls, was an enormous presence in the hip-hop world of the '90s, but his life was cut short at just 24 years old when he was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. That was 24 years ago, which means today he would have been 48.
Unfortunately, the hip-hop legend is hardly the first talent we've lost at an early age. Click through the following gallery to remember talented artists who died too young.
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