Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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101Andrew Wood
102Magik (Piotr Ɓuszcz)
103Dickie Pride

Poor guy, in 1959 he showed promise as a successful musician but this cruel world broke him. He had to get a lobotomy in 1967 just to stop him from hurting himself. He died almost penniless in 1969 from drug overdose. He was only 27. What's more his only son didn't make it off any better and killed himself by jumping of a bridge only a few years ago.

104Stuart SutcliffeStuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was a Scottish-born painter and musician best known as the original bass guitarist for the Beatles.

This forgotten fifth Beatle almost made it big in his music career, art career and his love life but an aneurysm took him away at just 21 in 1962. John Lennon, his best friend was devastated and would bother him for the rest of his life because he believed that he was somewhat responsible for his death.

105Glenn Miller

Great arranger along with nelson riddle

106Russ Columbo
107Louis Chauvin
108Mieszko Talarczyk
109Dee Dee RamoneDouglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
110Patsy ClinePatsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted ...read more.
111Lou Reed
112Richie Havens
113Jeff Porcaro
114Levon HelmMark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.
115Pete Ham
116Nico
117Cory Monteith
118ProofDeShaun Dupree Holton better known by his stage name Proof, was an American rapper and actor from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block, ...read more.
119Keith Whitley
120Glen Buxton
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