Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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41Michael Hutchence

He was an amazing musician very sad

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42Paul Gray (Slipknot)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.

Paul grey was and is an inspiration, he will be deeply missed and remembered for many years to come. He was a good piece of the backbone of slipknot and from what I've heard an amazing friend and band
Mate. He lives on in the music and in the hearts of the fans.R.I.P to the coolest guy in a pig mask to ever play drums.

Seriously? How is paul not on the list? He was one of the best musicians ever. I do not know how he is not on the list.

Not only was he a great bassist, he was also a great person. - NikBrusk

43Chuck SchuldinerCharles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.

The only one listed who pioneered a genre and gave birth to two others. In 50 years he may be the most influential to musicians than any other listed.

He is the one who shows us the right way and what human really is. He is a philosopher, take a look of his songs. What the hell is wrong with you guys? What the hell Tupac is doing on the list? - Sverre

My favourite musician. So sad. Rip Chuck. - Oliwally

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44Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

1 album, no artist that great should only get the chance for a single album. And yet the quality on that album - that is what makes it the saddest, he could have done so much more with his life. His death was such a throw away moment too, swum into the river and then a few minutes later he was gone - not a death worthy of this brilliant musician, no depression, no struggle, no point to it. Just another sad accident.

The best vocalist ever, cut down in his prime. So so sad! - dxfifa

45Brad Nowell (Sublime)

Incredibly talented, brilliant writer, skilled guitarist and great vocalist. Very versatile musician. Throw on Sublime at any party and hard to beat the mood. Tragic loss, cut too short.

Greatest musician. Life cut short just as he makes it big time. How is he not higher?

Of he wouldn't have died. The music world would be totally different

:,( very good band, extremely talented and fun, so sad to see him go

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46Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

R.I. P Dio he was one of the best vocalists ever and invented the heavy metal devil horns we miss you Dio rock on m/

How is he not in the top ten?!?! One of the greatest vocalists ever!

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47Ronnie Van Zant

I will never forget hearing about his death! I was a junior in High School and I heard Howard Stern announce his death on WC radio from Hartford, CT. to my H.S. in Somers Ct.

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48Eazy-EEric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
49Ian CurtisIan Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division.

Love, love will tear us apart again, and it did

Such a depressing life, I bet he's looking down down on new order and happy to see how far they got.

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50Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Just watch the music video for hurt. Tragic...

Johnny cash was a great man but he was extremely old when he died so I didn't find it that sad.

How can you say that I mean Johnny cash is known as the man in black in black and he has a great talented family him, June, and his daugter Rosanne Cash.

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51Big LLamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Such a talented rapper, to get gunned down in a revenge act just before you sign a major record deal is just the worst case of luck I've ever heard. R.I. P

52Steve Clark

After his death the leppard's never sound good as it was with him.

Yeah definitely Leppard were worse without him. Vivian Campbell has nothing on him. I mean he's a good guitarist and all, but not as good as The Riffmaster

53Syd BarrettV1 Comment
54Hillel Slovak

Original guitarist from RHCP got beat by heroin - Chickenlegs

Formed the greatest band of all time!

If he was dead a year later, he would join the group of 27
Why conldn't he survive just 1 year?
He is one of the greatest greatest of that time.

55Tose ProeskiTodor "Toše" Proeski was a Macedonian multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor. He was popular across the entire Balkan area and was considered a top act of the local Macedonian music scene. He was dubbed "Elvis Presley of the Balkans" by BBC News.

Saddest death I've ever heard and right at the start of his stardom can't believe he's gone such a brilliant mind

56Hank Williams

He was one of the greatest country music stars ever.

57Phil Ochs
58Laura BraniganLaura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.V1 Comment
59Christina GrimmieChristina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 11th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING. RIP Christina I never knew you'd leave this soon - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

She was so young and innocent. She inspired lots of people.

It's such ashame that this amazing and talented person and her life was taken away by some psychopathic stupid dumbass bastard.

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60Ritchie Valens

I honestly think Ritchie should be higher on this list. He was only 17 when he died he could have the chance to change the history of music and the sad part is his fifth was determine by the flip of a coin

Ritchieee what have you done to him he was too young and too scared of planes and his nightmare came true. Why?

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