A look back at the ones who are gone, but never forgotten.
The grief never goes away. It simply becomes more manageable. And the cast of The Fast and The Furious series is feeling that all too much right now as they promote Furious 7, the seventh movie in the hit franchise.
At the time of his tragic death, Paul Walker had filmed about 85 percent of the film. It was uncertain whether filming would resume, and after much discussion between the cast and crew, they felt it was the only way to honor their friend and brother.
"I couldn't wait to talk about [the movie] because it's an opportunity to talk about Paul," Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson explained on TODAY. "I miss him, I love him. ... It was an opportunity for us to try and find a balance between entertaining the audience but also paying a respectful tribute to him."
The film, which will be released April 3, was completed with CGI, using Paul's brothers Caleb and Cody as body doubles for his character.
As we continue to mourn the shocking loss of Paul, we're also paying tribute to other stars who were gone too soon.
1. Paul Walker
At the age of 40, Walker died in a single-car accident in November 2013 alongside friend Roger Rodas. Paul was known for his active involvement in giving back, and his charity Reach Out Worldwide lives on in his honor.
2. Robin Williams
After suffering from severe depression as well as anxiety from Parkinson’s, the comedian took his own life. Immediately after the news broke, fan tributes popped up all over world, including the bench in Boston’s Public Garden seen in Good Will Hunting, the San Francisco home used in Mrs. Doubtfire, and the Boulder, Colorado home used for Mork & Mindy. His three kids carry on his legacy, as do his many movies and TV shows.
3. Amy Winehouse
The Grammy-award winning singer died on July 23, 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning. She was just 27. When the shocking news broke, fans mourned the loss with tributes outside her Camden Square home.
4. Philip Seymour Hoffman
In 2006, the Oscar winning actor opened up about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. He entered rehab when he was 22 and remained sober for 23 years. He relapsed in 2013, went back to rehab and ultimately lost his battle with addiction. Hoffman was found in the bathroom of his apartment in NYC’s West Village. He was 46.
5. Cory Monteith
Just months after completing a rehab stint, the Glee star relapsed during a trip to Vancouver. He died of a toxic combination of alcohol and heroin on July 13, 2013. He was 31.
6. Whitney Houston
Houston died February 11, 2012, after she was found unconscious and submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The cause of death was reported as drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.
7. Diem Brown
For nine years, the reality TV star fought a very vocal battle against cancer, which ultimately claimed her life last November. Her experience inspired her to create MedGift, which is a patient gift registry.
8. Lee Thompson Young
Young, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was suffering from depression, committed suicide in August 2013. He was 29.
9. Brittany Murphy
The 32-year-old actress collapsed in a bathroom at her home on December 20, 2009. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she passed away after going into cardiac arrest. The cause of death proved inconclusive as medical examiners ran various tests. Two months later, the Los Angeles County coroner stated the primary cause of death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Her husband was found dead at their home just months later, with the same cause of death.
10. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger's shocking death came at the height of his career with a critically-acclaimed performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. In interviews, he had mentioned an inability to sleep, using Ambien to aid him. He died from an accidental overdose of prescribed medications at the age of 28.
11. James Gandolfini
The Sopranos actor died of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family in June 2013. The following December, Gandolfini’s hometown of Westwood, NJ renamed its Park Avenue to James Gandolfini Way.
Numerous vigils and memorials were held in honor of Selena’s murder, and radio stations in her Texas home state played her music uninterrupted. Selena was shot and killed by the woman hired as president of her fan club, who had also embezzled money from the club. In 2012, she had sold over 60 million albums worldwide. She may be gone, but her music lives on forever.
13. Chris Farley
During the final years of his life, Farley sought treatment for drug abuse and obesity more than a dozen times. In December 1997, he died of an overdose of cocaine and morphine. He was 33. Close friend and SNL castmate David Spade did not attend Farley’s funeral because he "could not be in a room where Chris was in a box."
14. Michael Jackson
Jackson's shocking death came while he was preparing for a 50-show comeback concert series held in London. He died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest. His death was ruled a homicide by the LA County Coroner. Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison. He was released after two years.
15. Patrick Swayze
The actor was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008. For the next year, entertainment news sites and tabloids continued to report on his "imminent death." A year later, the cancer had spread to his liver. Soon after, he was hospitalized with pneumonia, which was a complication of his cancer treatment. He died in September 2009 at the age of 57, twenty months after diagnosis.
16. Natasha Richardson
The actress was not wearing a helmet when she fell and hit her head during a ski lesson in Quebec, Canada. She felt fine and was able to talk and act normally. She refused medical treatment twice and returned to her hotel room. She was taken to the hospital a few hours later with complaints of a headache. She was transferred to two more hospitals in critical condition. The cause of death was an epidural hematoma. Her heart, kidneys and liver were donated.
17. Tupac Shakur
The rapper, 25, was killed in a drive-by shooting after leaving a boxing match in Las Vegas. At the hospital, Shakur was heavily sedated, placed on life support machines and put into a medically induced coma after he attempted to get out of bed multiple times. Six days after the shooting, he died of internal bleeding.
18. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
While in Honduras for a 30-day spiritual retreat, Lisa was involved in a fatal car accident. She was driving and swerved to miss another car, causing her vehicle to roll several times. She was 30.
19. River Phoenix
River Phoenix died at the age of 23. He collapsed on the sidewalk outside of West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room. His death was caused by drug-induced heart failure. The following day, the nightclub became a temporary shrine and tribute to the Stand By Me actor.
20. Bernie Mac
The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, a disease that causes tissue inflammation. In 2008, he became sick with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital. After a week of unsuccessful treatment, he had a heart attack and passed away from complications of pneumonia.
21. Gia Allemand
The Bachelor star and model was living in New Orleans at the time of her death, which sent shock waves through Bachelor nation. Her boyfriend discovered her after Gia’s mom called him to check in on her. She was rushed to the hospital. She was declared brain dead and removed from life support.
22. Farrah Fawcett
Farrah's three-year battle with anal cancer was documented in the TV special Farrah's Story. She was 62 when she passed away. Her death was overshadowed by the death of Michael Jackson who died later that day.
23. Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein
In September 2008, DJ AM was one of two plane crash survivors, alongside Blink-182’s Travis Barker. He was critically injured with severe burns on his hands and head. Less than one year later, he died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 36.
24. Rich Cronin
The LFO singer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005. He sought treatment and was in remission in 2006. The cancer came back the following year, which inspired him to create the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation for Leukemia. In the summer of 2010, he sought treatment for the cancer once again. He died at age 36 from complications.
25. Anna Nicole Smith
The blonde bombshell lost her life from an accidental combined prescribed drug overdose just months after giving birth to her daughter and dealing with the shocking death of her son. She was 39.
26. Notorious B.I.G.
Six months after Tupac's death, Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down after leaving a party hosted by Vibe magazine in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved, with many conspiracy theories connecting his death and Tupac’s. He was 24.
27. Corey Haim
Haim's fast rise to fame came with money and parties. By 15, he was heavily using drugs, and he battled addiction throughout the rest of his career. He died of pneumonia in 2010.
28. Nate Dogg
In 2007 and 2008, the rapper suffered strokes, one of which paralyzed the left side of his body. He died a couple years later in 2011 from complications stemming from those strokes.
29. Ryan Dunn
Dunn died at the age of 34 when his Porsche drifted off the road and hit a tree. Investigations suggested speed and alcohol as contributing factors to the crash that killed the Jackass star and production assistant Zachary Hartwell.
30. Brad Renfro
Best known for his role in 1994's The Client, Brad Renfro would go on to star in another 20+ films. His career declined as he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. At 25, he died from a heroin overdose.
The singer was 22 when she was involved in a plane crash leaving The Bahamas after filming the music video for "Rock the Boat." The plane was over its maximum takeoff weight by 700 pounds and was carrying one excess passenger. The pilot was also not approved to fly the plane, as he had falsely obtained an FAA license.