Music Artists Who Died Before Their Time
The Top Ten
1 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
Kurt Cobain is your hero?! I'm a huge Nirvana fan and am a Seattle native myself, but that is the most idiotic statement of all time. Kurt Cobain: one of the greatest artist/poet/musicians of all time who was abused and neglected through out his child hood, had major stomach problems (forgot what it was exactly but it was bad) that led him to do drugs, hated himself because of the drugs he was doing but couldn't live without them (because of the health issue), and at the end killed himself because (fave the facts) he was to weak to overcome his demons. That's your hero? I think you need to get a new role model, kid.
"With the lights out, its less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us"... and Grunge was unleashed!
I love Nirvana so much. Kurt Cobain is my hero, and I think that he was a lyrical genius. I wish that I could go back in time to meet him. His daughter is really pretty too. Somewhere I heard that some guy named El Duché was hired to kill Kurt, and then a day after the interview, he died or was killed... Weird, huh?
2 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.
If only they were still alive is right. I really miss him. Kurt, Michael, Jim (Morrison), etc... All the best and greatest. Love him very much.
An amazing voice, an amazing person :( Shame he passed before his time, it was just too soon.
3 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.
Mike was the most talented singer we will ever see, every song told a story and his music was always clean and inspirational..R.I. P mike.. And that doctor should have gotten a lot more time..
This is it was about to go underway.. Gone to soon :(
4 Cliff Burton
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more. V 1 Comment
5 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .
6 Dave Williams
The 1st album of drowning Pools "sinner" was one of the best albums I have ever heard myself.. And sadly he died : ( he maybe was going to be the best Nu-metal artist out there but his only album enough for me to give him my respect R.I. P you were a legend - nooreldeen
Lead singer of Drowning Pool. Realesed their first album with his vocals. He died of a hear condition while on tour of the album. Truly a death of a legend who would have made metal and hard rock history, if not for his untimley death.
7 Paul Gray
Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.
We the maggots will miss you Paul. RIP
8 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more. V 1 Comment
9 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
11 River Phoenix
River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
12 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
13 Captain Beefheart
14 John Bonham
John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.
15 Mitch Lucker
Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.
16 Ritchie Valens
Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died (aged 17) in ...read more.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
18 Selena Quintanilla
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.
19 Solomon Burke
20 Dimebag Darrell
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
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