Like the rest of us, celebrities die in a variety of ways. They are not immune to cancer, as Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett discovered. They may be victims of violence, as was Marvin Gaye, whose father shot him. Some deaths are tragic accidents, such as Buddy Holly's plane crash or James Dean's car accident. Others deaths are sad, but not surprising because of known drug use such as the case with Whitney Houston and Heath Ledger. But some celebrity deaths stay in the collective conscious because of the iconic nature of the star or the mystery surrounding the death.