Top 10 Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own DeathMetal_Treasure 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
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
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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 was “FOX 661L” - Metal_Treasure
I didn't know he was dead - OnionLists
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.
He Said Your Drinking With Number 3 - Du
I presume this has something to do with his cover of "Hurt"? - BrianScott01
He is so good
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
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
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
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
He was singing The Day When I Die minutes before his tragic plane crash.
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.
Why's he on here twice? - JakePlaid
He recorded the song "Three Steps To Heaven" in January 1960. Just over three months later, he died in a car crash.
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
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