Some of these “American Idol” singers who died too soon were fan favorites. Others were memorable oddballs who often made the wrong kind of impression. All contributed in some way to making “American Idol” what it is today. In honor of the show’s return to ABC for Season 18, let’s take a pause to remember those “Idol” hopefuls who left us too soon. Tour our photo gallery below for a closer look at all of the “American Idol” deaths.