Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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81 Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.

66 really? Death don't have no mercy!

82 Joe Strummer Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash. V 1 Comment
83 Nick Drake Nick Drake Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, his work has posthumously achieved wider notice and recognition.

Well, the reason this is a tragic story is because he was singing his music because he liked to. Then he was a bit shy, so people didn't appreciate his live performance. Failing at what he did pushed him on a second album. That didn't do well either. So he was going broke, he started to think that leaving his English major for music was his biggest mistake. Then he pushed forth to write his last album. No one wanting to work within and his depression left him alone in his album. Pink Moon is a beautiful album. It looks at the world in a point of view as if third person and narrator. He narrates how beautiful the world is with all it's mornings, but he speaks of a man going through his eternal dawn. His voice is soft but chilling. His ghost haunts his music.

Yeah he mixes his pills and sleeps forever. Never getting to see how well his albums established a drakian culture

84 Pete Steele
85 Tom Evans
86 Tiny Tim
87 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

Even though I saw the Cars reunion without him, his presence was absolutely missing. He looks so sad and frail in the reunion video only a couple months before his death. To hell with pancreatic cancer!

His death still tears me apart to this day. Benjamin Orr was not only a great musician, but a great person as well. He was an angel, inside and out. R.I.P. sweet Ben. You were awesome!

88 Jim Croce Jim Croce
89 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

Very sad, and signaled the end of one of the most inventive and eccentric artists. EVER! - Jiorl

90 Charlie Rich Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich made the big hit song have you ever seen the most beautiful girl in the world.

91 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
92 Joey Ramone Joey Ramone Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
93 Mariska Veres
94 Per "Dead" Ohlin Per Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

A very sad story behind one of the most overlooked frontman in the history of music.

95 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

John Denver had the greatest country songs ever especially thank god I'm a country boy and country roads take me home.

96 Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

I love the song they made for him its called wish you were here I'm 9 so I wasent born but he was the sole of the group

97 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .
98 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
99 Tim Hardin
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