Top 10 Most Tragic Deaths of All Time

The Top Ten
1 John Lennon 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.

I wasn't alive when John Lennon was I'm only 13 But, when my dad first introduced me to his and the Beatles music, I fell in love with it.
It is because of John Lennon and Paul McCartney that the Beatles aka the Fab Four aka the great and most most commercially successful rock band of all time existed!
John Lennon and Beatles have influenced my life in so many good ways, and made it better.
I think I would give almost anything to bring him back to life if,only it were possible.
I truly believe that if John Lennon was still living his music would wipe both ISIS and the Taliban form existence
With his songs of love and his wisdom.
My Favorite song is Imagine which John Lennon wrote.
May he rest in peace and may his wisdom and music live on forever!

There is no way any death could be more tragic then John's. He didn't deserve to die and was such an inspiration. He is one of the best songwriters of all time (Paul McCartney also being up there) and without him, music would be so much different. He was and still is an inspiration to the world of music. He is missed so much and I hope his dream of lifelong peace will come true. We love you, John!

This is definitely the most tragic death, we lost the biggest musician that walked on this earth. If it wasn't for him the Beatles would have never existed and we would never have other great musicians that John and the Beatles have inspired. I saw an interview with Chapman and he said that he killed John so he can take his fame. WHAT AN IDIOT! I hope a policeman shoots him 5 times in the back, so that he sees what it's like to die. Son of a bitch...

When John died, the light in our hearts, collectively went out. The music died and our dreams were put on hold for awhile. Then we remembered...he wouldn't want us to give up. He never did. So we resurrected our dreams again. thanks John Lennon. You will always be cherished and loved.

2 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

My mother loves prince who also sadly passed away. But I remember this video she showed me. It was prince's house tour This guy said ( he new prince) Prince was about to practice for a show and he heard Michael had passed away and canceled practice. Prince stayed in his room for days. I know price loved Michael if he did all that for him.

Definitely the best thing in music... Ever! He inspired, cared, and had a general love for all mankind. He truly lived to make the world a better place. There was nobody like him before, and there will be nobody as influential to come after.

When Michael died a little of me died with him. This literally was the sweetest man I knew, and my biggest inspiration

His music was great. Never would any other songs would be better than his. I never thought he had the second most tragic death in the world! R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson. :'(

3 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

The ultimate singer and frontman of all time. There aren't anybody, aho comes close to him. He has a huge and timeless legacy and we'll never ever forget him. Mercury, the world will always remember of you. Love you. RIP

I would trade all these guys to have Freddie back.
Nobody could ever replace King Mercury.
He was the greatest showman the world has ever witnessed.

A selfless and wonderful man, missed not only by those closest to him, but also fans of his music and generation of listeners. May he rest in peace.

I would trade any other singer or musician for Freddie. The best of the bests, a legend, nobody beats him never ever.

4 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 more.

R.I. P Kurt. I wish almost more than anything that I was alive when he was. His fame will never die out

It's so hard to think that he really did it. How could nobody see or feel what he killed himself for? I bet if I were there, I could tell what he was going to do:(

The year he died was also the year that music creep Justin Bieber was born.

Favorite Nirvana Song Something in the Way, smells like teen spirit

5 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban more.

I was stuck between jfk and 2pac. I chose jfk because even though tupac could change things through songs, jfk wanted to make real changes with laws.

Yes it was painful and sad but for his wife a lot because she was right next to him.

The last real president of the United States of America

JFK was awesome and Steve Irwin was too.

6 Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

Great personality,but a outlaw...he passed a message through his lyrics. Even though he expressed about the racial issue in his days, his own people disliked and had a big challenge to survive in the hood. His own friends became bitter rivals and basically became a west coast east coast hip hop war, end of the day all these music inspires violence etc

Tupac may have had some bad things about him but at the end of the day he changed people through his music.

Nothing needs to be said about this man, truly the world didn't deserve his sacrifices

His songs are masterpieces

7 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). more.

The fact is that the reason we exist and put these comments is Jesus Christ. People who really believe creation and believe that God really exists, Jesus was the first creation by God in his own reflection, God does not have a beginning nor end but Jesus Christ had a beginning. Through Jesus Christ God made everything possible Ref:Genesis (Bible) 1st chapter.

Jesus is the son of God,he saved us from all evil and has prepared a place for all his beelievers in heaven nobody can go to heaven without having jesus in their I advise you doubter of christ to pray to god and ask him for forgiveness and salvation from sins.and if you still doubt God get a bible and read revelations and youll see that what is being written is happening now I know God will forgive you he is not fictional if he did not love you so much you would have died a long time ago annd you really need to go to a church

Jesus Christ is my savior, all of ours. He died for a good cause but didn't deserve to die. He was full of love and passion, also he was forgiving. Pray for him tonight.

Don't get mad but we don't even know if he was real, he could symbolize something that never happened. He symbolized a perfect man, and faith. So not really sad.

8 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

His death was just as tragic as John, he died being overshadowed by the other Beatles

George was a great musician in his own right!

May he rest in peace.

He was the nicest beatle, he wanted a peaceful life and he died too early

Best Beatle ever!

9 Walt Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.

Because of Walt Disney my younger years of my childhood were wonderful
And now, I've just become a teenager and his movies still give me great joy.
May he rest in peace and may his memory live on!

This world would not be the same without him. He truly amazing and still an inspiration worldwide.

I love Walt Disney, but were you people even alive when he died?

He my favorite and he also created my favorite.I love all of the Disney Movies

10 Dimebag Darrell 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.

He was killed by a "Mentally deranged" fan named Nathan Gale. He was shot because Gale thought Dimebag stolen songs from him. He was at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Ohio. So I say he should be in the top 10! RIP Dime.

Getting 3 shots performing live is the worst thing may ever happens :(

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? DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.
The Contenders
11 Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Umeå whilst promoting Metallica's more.

Died so young and wasn't with Metallica for long only did 3 albums with the band and never got to play songs such as One, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, The Day That Never Come and Unforgiven but he is famous for his bass playing without a pick. today he is regarded as the number 1 best bass player of all time behind Flea and Geddy Lea

If he didn't die, St. Anger might have never happened. Think about that.

12 Anne Frank Annelies Marie Frank was a German-born diarist. Anne for short. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands more.

It is much easier for society from every corner of the world to listen to over and over again the numbers of murdered Holocaust victims, the are just that, numbers, which is far to impersonal. Miss Frank puts a face to the millions of victims the were subjected to the attrocities of these crimes against humanity. Anne Frank wanted to make a difference. Little did she know at the time what a differce she would make, and what it would cost her.

Anne should be in the Top 10. Think about it: she was only 15 years old when she died. She wanted to grow up to become a writer, along with so many other things, yet she never got the chance, just because she was Jewish (she grew up under Nazi occupation)! The Nazis indirectly took her ambitions away and she ended up dying of typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. No child deserves to die and 15 is TOO YOUNG!

This should be number 1. Stop being butthurt over your favorite musician dying by drugs that they inflicted on themselves

Should be in the top 10. Stop being butthurt over your favorite musicians and be more sad about her

13 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through more.

He was a very influential and inspiring person, who fought to end racism and promote equality. His bravery and admirable actions should never be forgotten.

Truely one who changed the word. A very important and remembered person who will never be forgotten. I just wish that all his work was not in vain, because America today is reverting back- not to say that a many chose to change in the first place- to ignorance. However, we are doing better and thanks to him and his courage, we are definitely better off in one way or another. Definitely an amazing person that I look up to. There's still some hope for the world.

It is only a shame that people choose movie stars, and rock-stars over people that would have truly changed the world had they not died when they did. John Wilkes Booth was an idiot to shoot Lincoln, because Lincoln was the only voice of reason in reconstructing America. However, If MLK was alive today, Racism would have been discarded completely, a long time ago.

He was an amazing person. He played a big part in ending racism, something completely ridiculous, in the U.S and he did it without fighting. Curse the person who shot him.

14 Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following more.

Steve has touched everyone in so many ways that most people don't even know. He died way to young with so much more to offer.

He is the best without him hello no apple phones no mordern computers



15 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. more.

It was an aeroplane crash, and he was only 23. I feel so bad!

Wow, nobody here mentioned this?

16 Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

He had the potential to be one of the greatest actors ever, and managed to deliver one of the best performances ever before his death as the Joker. And while that my be his most memorable part, the rest of his work was no less impressive. It's so tragic that he had to leave this world just has he was hitting his stride.

I wish this man was still alive. He had a bright future in front of him. If he was still alive we would've DEFINITELY seen him in the Dark Knight Rises. He would've been in so many great roles and would easily grow up to become one of the greatest actors of all time. Wish he was alive...

Nobody will ever give a performance as incredible and convincing as he did as the Joker ever again.

He was to young I didn't like how his last role was the joker it freaked me out a little

17 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.
18 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise and was briefly the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots more.

RIP Chester, he and the rest of Linkin Park saved hundreds of millions, but those hundreds of millions could not save him.

R.I.P Chester

gave us amazing music, something to relate to... saved so many but we couldn't save him

19 Steve Irwin Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist.

I remember my brother and I loved watching his show. That was the only thing we did together that was super fun. He died a sad death.

Steve Irwin was a great man, I wish the best for the Irwin family.

Miss you mate xx you were an absolute bloody legend

I have no will to live

20 Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

May her memory live on forever in our hearts.

She was a real inspiration

21 Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 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 more.

It's very sad because no one deserves to die early at a ripe young age and she sounded like an angel and I admit she's very beautiful R.I.P :-(

Such a waste of potential. Girl with a beautiful voice and such talent

Her voice was truly amazing

She died young... :(
Will always love you Christina. You will always stay alive in our hearts

22 Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

Oh that national anthem... At least she was alive when I was born nana nana boo boo on my sister

Best female voice ever

23 Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

His death was terrible. His death went worldwide and people were so sad and depressed without him. Robin Williams was a very great influence to children. Comedy will never be the same without him...

This man had played in Many movies including Jumanji, and Aladdin!

And we all loved him..

Was a great, funny guy. Nobody can belive he's gone.

Reality, what a concept-Robin Williams

24 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
25 Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) 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 more.
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