Musicians Who Died In the Saddest Ways

Some of these musician died broken and penniless. Some are not even well known of today. This list is made to try to revive of continue the memories of these nearly forgotten men with broken hearts.

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1Dickie Pride (1941-1969)
2Nick Drake (1948-1974)
3Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-1962)
4Louis Chauvin (1881-1908)
5Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.V1 Comment
6Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
7Russ Columbo (1908-1934)
8Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)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.V1 Comment
9Dick Kattenburg (1919-1944)
10Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

The Contenders

11Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004)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.V1 Comment
12John Lennon (1940-1980)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 .V1 Comment
13Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
14Layne Staley (1967-2002)Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
15Cliff BurtonClifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
16Mitch Lucker (1984-2012)Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.
17Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
18Syd Barrett (1946-2006)
19Elvis Presley (1935-1977)Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
20Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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