Top 10 Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own DeathSome of these musicians even wrote songs with the tiniest details of their deaths such as date, cause of death or circumstances. These people said certain things in interviews or songs, or their predictions were documented in other ways.
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In an interview in the 60's he was asked how he would probably die.
He jokingly answered "I'll probably be popped off by some loony with a gun! "
It's amazing to me that he predicted the way he died 20 years before he actually died!
Wow. All's I got to say is just "wow".
He even took measures - found his own replacement in a bar (Brian Johnson sang there) and gave the name and phone number to Angus ("just in case"). When Bon Scott died, Angus called Brian Johnson.
That thing remained very mysterious to me. They found his friend for best match. It's all like planned up.
The song carry me home
He wrote a song called ‘The Ballad of Jimi’, with these lines:
“Many things he would try for he knew soon he’d die”, “Now Jimi’s gone, he’s not alone / His memory still lives on”, “Five years, this he said / He’s not gone, he’s just dead ”.
He died exactly FIVE years later and yes - his legacy still lives on.
In Changes, he also ends the last verse with (I know it's not a prediction but still it's hard not to notice) :
"'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some buck that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is"
That's the final line of the song (apart from the chorus). Eerie.
He died on Friday the 13th
On Richie Rich’s song 'N***** Done Changed', 2Pac raps these lyrics:
“I been shot and murdered, can tell you how it happened word for word. But best believe, that n***** gon' get what they deserve".
Only two months later Tupac Shakur was shot. His case is still unsolved.
He said in an interview: "I'm gonna become a rockstar and die before the age of 30".
Also, he wrote a song named "Death" and 3 days later he was found dead.
In the song ‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ there's a line: “Life is the same and it always will be / Easy as picking foxes from a tree”.
5 years later he died in a car, wrapped around a tree and the license plate read “FOX 661L”
He predicted the cause of his death in the song ‘The Factory’:
"Kickin’ asbestos in the factory, punchin’ out Chryslers in the factory, breathin’ that plastic in the factory.”
16 years later he died from a type of lung cancer, which is often caused by exposure to asbestos.
Oddly enough, Zevon never worked in a factory and wasn't exposed to asbestos, so the chances of developing this type of cancer were nil.
He predicted his death at age 36 as when asked, he said "Jesus died at 36, so will I"
Now this is something!
He wrote the song "Love Is A Heart Attack" and soon after he died from heart attack before the beginning of the tour. More precisely, his death was due to a heart attack induced by a cocaine overdose.
He was singing The Day When I Die minutes before his tragic plane crash.
He recorded the song "Three Steps To Heaven" in January 1960. Just over three months later, he died in a car crash.
And how he did that?
The cover of their 1977 LP features the band engulfed in flames. Three days after its release, the band’s plane crushed.
Also, on the album there's a song called ‘That Smell’ with these lyrics:
"Say you’ll be alright come tomorrow, but tomorrow might not be here for you”, “Angel of darkness upon you”, “The smell of death surrounds you.”
If you added him for his last album it DOESN'T COUNT because it's not a prediction, he knew - he was 68 and had liver cancer. He had been diagnosed 18 months earlier but had not made the news of his illness public. His producer Tony Visconti wrote: "He made Blackstar for us".
Yes, he made this album as a swan song. R.I.P.
Bowie wrote the song Space oddity, in which astronaut Major Tom dies in space.
20 years later, Bowie died from a meteor shower after he was playing a show live in the space shuttle.
Can somebody explain when and how he predicted his death? Because I think Mumbizz01 is right - Bowie didn't predict his own death.
Bowie didn't predict his own death, he recorded the final album as a swan song.
Can somebody say how he predicted his death? Because someone added him to this list, people are voting for him but nobody explained anything...
He said that he'd become a Rockstar, kill himself and go out in a blaze like Jimi Hendrix to a schoolmate when he was 14.
I can, he did it by putting a backwards subliminal message in one of his songs, the subliminal message was “Must go now, must go now,” creepy right?
Can somebody explain how and when he predicted it?
"If I'm going to ever die or become a sacrifice"...
In an interview, Mitch cited that he would probably die riding his bike or speeding. He posted a photo of himself one night, drunk on his bike. That night he got in an accident and died.
"My death will be the greatest thing to happen to this world".
And it was.
In an interview he was asked where he saw himself in the next few years and he said, “Best case, in a cemetery. Not in a cemetery, sprinkled in ashes smoked up by my homies. I mean, that’s the worst case.”
Just look into the mess of a story that is Darby Crash. In an interview, while with the band The Germs, he said jokingly (paraphrasing) that who knows, he could kill himself at the age of 22. In 1980 Darby intentionally overdosed on heroine and died at the age of 22.
This sounds like planned suicide
He always knew he was going to die young.
“I’ll be dead darling, are you crazy?“
The song "Tin Soldier", which he sang both with Humble Pie and solo, opens with the line "I am a little tin soldier that wants to jump into your fire". Marriott died in a house fire.
"What's the 27 club? / We ain't making it past 21".
He rapped this song the song "Legends" which was dedicated to XXXTentacion and Lil Peep.
Can the guy who added Johnny Cash tell us how and when he predicted his death? "Hurt" doesn't count - he recorded it less than a year before his death, he was 70 and had diabetes... Not hard to predict the end is near...
I presume this has something to do with his cover of "Hurt"?
He is so good