Top Ten Greatest Musicians Who Committed Suicide

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The Top Ten

1 Kurt Cobain 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 ...read more.

He was amazing with Nirvana - Ajkloth

How others see this list: This is a tribute to all those talented musicians who ended their own life.

How I see this list: All of these great musicians killed themselves, so why don't you? - djpenquin999

2 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.

His voice was amazing. R.i.p Chris. - Userguy44

It's so sad he left us without him. Soundgarden and Audioslave are one of my favorite bands. r.i.p.

3 Chester Bennington 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. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.
4 Ian Curtis 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.

The king of life

5 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.
6 Brad Delp Brad Delp Bradley Edward "Brad" Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.
7 Elliott Smith Elliott Smith

If it was suicide. Regadless, he was one of the 20th century's greatest songwriters. RIP. - PetSounds

8 Richard Manuel Richard Manuel Richard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
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10 Keith Emerson Keith Emerson Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice.

I only found out today that he had actually committed suicide. People never mention it. I was surprised that I had to add him. It's very sad that such a respected musician killed himself at 71 after such a successful career. All keyboardists wish he was still alive. R.I.P.
He shot himself in the head in March 2016. - JoLeKosovo

The Contenders

11 Wendy O. Williams Wendy O. Williams Wendy Orlean Williams, better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer, songwriter and actress.
12 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
13 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
14 Rozz Williams Rozz Williams Rozz Williams was an American vocalist and musician most known for his work with the bands Christian Death, Shadow Project, and with the industrial project Premature Ejaculation.
15 Guru Josh
16 Per Dead Ohlin Per Dead Ohlin 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. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.
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1. Chris Cornell
2. Kurt Cobain
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1. Kurt Cobain
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