Top 10 Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death

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Some 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.

The Top Ten

1 John Lennon 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.

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! " - Metal_Treasure

It's amazing to me that he predicted the way he died 20 years before he actually died!

This list is creepy, but I like it - Catacorn

Wow. All's I got to say is just "wow". - phillysports

2 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

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. - Metal_Treasure

HE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN ARIANA GRANDE AND YOU KNOW IT!

3 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

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. - Metal_Treasure

That thing remained very mysterious to me. They found his friend for best match. It's all like planned up. - zxm

The song carry me home

4 Tupac Shakur 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 ...read more.

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. - Metal_Treasure

He died on Friday the 13th

5 The Rev The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged ...read more.

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. - Metal_Treasure

6 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

He predicted his death at age 36 as when asked, he said "Jesus died at 36, so will I"

Now this is something! - Metal_Treasure

7 Marc Bolan Marc Bolan Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the first pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He died at age 29 in a ...read more.

I didn't know he was dead - OnionLists

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” - Metal_Treasure

8 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Bowie didn't predict his own death, he recorded the final album as a swan song. - Mumbizz01

He new he had cancer for ages - OnionLists

Can somebody explain when and how he predicted his death? Because I think Mumbizz01 is right. - Metal_Treasure

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. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

He Said Your Drinking With Number 3 - Du

10 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

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.

The Contenders

11 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

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.” - Metal_Treasure

12 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.

I presume this has something to do with his cover of "Hurt"? - BrianScott01

He is so good

13 John Entwistle John Entwistle John Alec Entwistle, was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. He is mostly known as the lead bassist for the rock band The Who.

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. - Metal_Treasure

14 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon

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. - Metal_Treasure

15 Michael Jackson 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 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Can somebody say how he predicted his death? Because someone added him to this list, people are voting for him but nobody explained anything... - Metal_Treasure

16 Buddy Holly 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. ...read more.

He was singing The Day When I Die minutes before his tragic plane crash.

17 Mitch Lucker Mitch Lucker Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.

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.

18 Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran Edward Raymond "Eddie" Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician. Rock and roll pioneer, he was only 21 years old when he died in a car crash. ...read more.

He recorded the song "Three Steps To Heaven" in January 1960. Just over three months later, he died in a car crash.

19 The West Coast MC

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.” - Metal_Treasure

20 David Warner David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.

Is he a musician? I don't think so. - Metal_Treasure

We like David warner because he bats well and he made his team top in cricket.
David warner plays good cricket because he sees the ball carefully and plays carefully and David warner highest score in test is 253 and his highest score in ODI's is 179 also his highest score in t20's is 135

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