Musicians Who Died In the Saddest Ways

Some of these musician died broken and penniless. Some are not even well known of today. This list is made to try to revive of continue the memories of these nearly forgotten men with broken hearts.

The Top Ten

1 Dickie Pride (1941-1969)
2 Nick Drake (1948-1974) Nick Drake (1948-1974) 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.
3 Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-1962)
4 Louis Chauvin (1881-1908)
5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg. V 1 Comment
6 Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
7 Russ Columbo (1908-1934)
8 Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) 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. V 1 Comment
9 Dick Kattenburg (1919-1944)
10 Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

The Contenders

11 Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

He got shot on stage!

12 John Lennon (1940-1980) John Lennon (1940-1980) 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.

:( Poor John
Rest in heavenly peace, my friend

13 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
14 Layne Staley (1967-2002) Layne Staley (1967-2002) 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.
15 Cliff Burton Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.
16 Mitch Lucker (1984-2012) Mitch Lucker (1984-2012) Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.
17 Jim Morrison (1943-1971) Jim Morrison (1943-1971) James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
18 Syd Barrett (1946-2006) Syd Barrett (1946-2006) Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.
19 Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) 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.
20 Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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