Top Ten Most Tragic Deaths
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41 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
42 Gary Coleman
Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes.
43 Ian Curtis
Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. ...read more.
It was just sad, this. He was so great and shouldn't have had to go what he went through. - PositronWildhawk
44 Layne Staley
Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
RIP Layne Staley. Alice In Chains and rock in general will never be the same.
I named my son after you grew up with your music hated seeing you fade rip layne never the same without you x
45 Selena Quintanilla
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.
She never deserved to die. She was talented, sweet and very inspirational. Her music was wonderful. What really makes her death really tragic is the fact that some stupid jealous fan killed her to try to get all her money. R.I.P. SELENA!
46 Jeff Buckley
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
47 Keith Moon
48 Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
49 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 ...read more.
Such a waste of potential. Girl with a beautiful voice and such talent
She was a good person and I had seen her concerts and I saw her on the voice and and I pretty myh know her and this is so unexpected
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50 Mia Zapata
Mia Katherine Zapata (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits. After gaining praise in the nascent grunge rock scene, Zapata was murdered in 1993 during the recording of The Gits second album. The crime went unsolved for a decade before her killer, Jesus ...read more.
51 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
52 Karen Carpenter
Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.
Very, very sad. Tragic.
53 Randy Rhoads
Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
Have you forgoten the man who turn Ozzy's crap in genius piece of art!? -
54 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
Omgg I loved him and still dooo he was so amazingly talented and the most amazing blue eyes ever... Lovee you Elvis- biggest fan!
55 Cory Monteith
THE SADDEST DEATH EVER
56 Stevie Ray Vaughan
One of the best guitarists of all time! He had just started to performing, after rehab for drugs and alcohol, and was killed in a helicopter crash right after a concert with Clapton and other greats.RIP STEVIE-YOU ARE MISSED!
58 Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna da Silva (21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand ...read more.
Simply the greatest F1 driver ever.
59 James Dean
James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
Probably the best old Hollywood star, whose candle of light was blown out way too early. Imagine all the great movies we never will get to see.
"Harambe" (27th May 1999 - 28th May 2016) was the name of a male western lowland gorilla in the Cincinatti Zoo who was shot and killed by a staff member in 2016 due to child negligence, sparking public outrage and later a revered internet meme .
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