Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths of the 20th Century


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41Michael Hutchence

He was found dead in a hotel in Sidney, Australia. He was the lead singer of INXS. RIP, Hutchence. - EpicJake

42Chris SquireChristopher Russell Edward Squire was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.

One of the best and most influential bassists of all time. Influenced many such as Geddy Lee, John Myung etc. He died due to cancer

43Dimebag DarrellDarrell 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.
44Jeff HannemanJeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
45Annette Funicello

She was everything to everyone. She was a Mouseketeer, a singer, an actress, a dancer. She passed away due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. I lister to "pineapple princess" and "tall Paul" and I smile.

46The Big Bopper
47Randy RhoadsRandall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.

He was a massively talented guitarist that died at 24 years old in a plane crash - Johnnyt800

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49Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. He was a pioneer of the glam rock movement in the 1970s and David Bowie's song Lady Stardust is about him.
Bolan died on 16 September 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday, he was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend and mother of his son, Gloria Jones (the original singer of Tainted Love). She crashed the car, Bolan was killed instantly, while Jones suffered a broken arm, a broken jaw and spent time in hospital, she didn't learn of Bolan's death until the day of his funeral. - Lotuscandy

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