Musicians Who Died Without Reaching Their PeakEveryone's going to die someday. You (Yeah, the guy who's reading this), me and everyone else. And no matter how much you love a certain music artist or band, you've gotta accept the fact that they're gonna pass away, which understandably sucks. And what does a musician want as the last thing before they die? An obvious answer would be to be remembered for their music, personality and of course, their accomplishments.
Then there's some who died having never reached the full potential of their talents :(.
This list is about any artist you could think of who had so much promise, so much potential, so much success and new experimentation to go and then BAM! They suddenly pass away and there's nothing you could literally do about it. And lastly, I want everyone to honor these music artists and for their fans to cherish them for a lifetime. After all, someone's favorite music artist may be someone who's deceased :(...
The Top Ten
He should have stayed alive. He would have made metallica the best metal band in history.
Orion is a masterpiece, but Cliff still had a long way to go. He was 24 for God's sake! He could have made something Bass-related that was better than Orion and many of the songs he wrote are considered as some of the best metal songs ever made. He never saw Metallica receive platinum statuses on each of their albums. Anyway, RIP Bass Master :(.
He was an amazing bassist, he shredded like a guitarist and that stupid bus had to kill him 😢
I've seen many of her covers on YouTube which were consistently great she also came across as very likable in her brief interactions with the audience (introducing the song etc). After her death many famous music artists dedicated performances to her or otherwise expressed their sadness. One thing that still strikes me was how easy it was she was shot signing autographs after a concert. Something like this could literally happen any day and indeed the very next day there was a mass shooting at a nightclub only 6 kilometers away.
Fresh out of the Voice and already a devoted fanbase considering she was already an active YouTube user and she had a studio album and two extended plays (EP's). There's no denying she had a lot of talent and to hear her getting murdered at just 22 is devastating...
He is influential and an inspiration nowadays, but when you find out he was only 25 during that plane crash, you know there was a lot left for Randy Rhoads. Interestingly, his last conversation with Ozzy Osbourne went like this; "You'll kill yourself , you know. One of these days", regarding Osbourne's habit of drinking alcohol. It's quite ironic how after leaving those words to him, nobody would have known he'd get killed really soon :(.
With a 4 year career he could have been so much more...
True, he's the most influential guitarist ever, but he only recorded three studio albums, in only four years. Sadly, we may never get to see the full potential of Jimi Hendrix due to his untimely death :(.
Obviously. He was famous and people had high expectations on what he would do. Then he died.
He was only 17. Such a shame...
Rock n roll would have been very different today if Ritchie was still alive. So much talent and potential gone too soon.
He was a great drummer. Definitely not as good as Dave Lombardo or Mike Portnoy, but he was a very accomplished drummer without a doubt. If he was still alive, The Rev would be (possibly) so much better than what he was capable of in A7X's first four albums. He died at 28, a lot older than whom I have listed here, but he was young and I think he was a lot more capable than what he played :(.
RIP Lizard King :(. He could have been so much more if he hadn't just overdosed...
What a sad story she has
She was already influential and did hit big, but no denying she had a lot to go :(. A lot of artists such as Green Day paid tribute to her and even Metallica cited her as an influence for one of their songs "Moth into Flame". Hopefully, she'll get inducted into something in the future.
I've said it before; Mercury reached his peak years before he died. I'm in no way, undermining his presence and influence, but really, he made several albums after he released his greatest work, alongside various EP's and live albums. This, in addition to many other musicians who had only one-three studio albums before their deaths means Mercury really doesn't fit this list.
I really don't know, where would be his peak. I'm quite sure that he would do operatic things...
No, he didn't reach his peak. He has a lot of potential, when he died.
Nah. He reached his peak by the time he made "Bohemian Rhapsody" and continued making material years after that was released.
He was among the greatest, no doubt. But it's safe to assume he reached his peak a long time ago.
I think Nirvana is overrated (I don't hate them, mind you, they just get too much credit), but I think Kurt was a really good songwriter. He could have probably made an album that was better than "Nevermind" and "In Utero" if he chose not to commit suicide, but then again, Cobain would just quit Nirvana for a simpler job and lifestyle. His death is still tragic, though.
Please notice that Jeff Buckley (#9) is Tim Buckley's son.
Like Father Like Son
She managed to achieve such massive success and then she gets shot by her friend and manager just as she was about to reach her peak :(. She has a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame due to her accomplishments, but seeing as she was just 23, you could guarantee she could have done a lot more for the music industry.
Not exactly a fan of his music, but I can see why a lot of people liked him. Had he lived, Suicide Silence may not be as famous, but Mitch could have experimented more with his music and create a unique sound for a Deathcore band (If Whitechapel managed to do it, why not Suicide Silence). Anyway, RIP.