Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths of the 20th CenturyEpicJake
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The founder and lead guitarist of the band "Spirit", he died a hero saving his 13-year old son from dangerous Hawaiian surf. He also "may", or "may not", have written the first part of "Stairway to Heaven".
He was shot by his own father, of course it's sad - EpicJake
Who murders their own son?
So sad she was murder by Yolanda. And she wanted to have kids.
On evening of May 29th 1997, Jeff Buckley went swimming in a channel of the Mississippi River, while wearing boots and all of his clothing and singing the chorus of the song "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Witnesses lost sight of him one short moment, and he had disappeared. Autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system, and the death was ruled as an accidental drowning.
Elizabeth Fraser who was his friend, wrote lyrics to the Massive Attack song "Teardrop" (and sang it) thinking of Buckley's death - Lotuscandy
He suffered from severe epilepsy and depression. He experienced epileptic seizures even on stage, there were several incidents when he collapsed whilst performing and had to be carried offstage. The day before the band's departure for their first US tour (May 18th 1980) he hang himself in the kitchen of his house, at the age of 23. Later, the remaining members of the group formed New Order.
There's an excellent movie based on his life, it's "Control" by Anton Corbijn - Lotuscandy
He was the lead singer of the Yardbirds, and later died the ultimate rocker's death, electrocuted himself while rehearsing in the bathtub with a plugged in electric guitar.
Actually, she died in the beginning of the 21st Century... - EpicJake
Such a talent, taken for no reason at all.
Honestly I liked Alice in Chains more then Nirvana, and I find his death to be more tragic then Kobain. - BoredJeff02V 1 Comment
It's tragic he died in an automobile accident. He was a very powerful drummer, amazing when he was with Rainbow. He'll be missed R.I.P.
She died just sixteen days after Jimi Hendrix, and like him at the age of 27, making them number 2 and 3 (after Brian Jones) in which will become the infamous "27 club" (it refers to the belief that an unusual number of popular musicians have died at age 27), like Jim Morrisson 1 year later, but it wasn't until the death of Kurt Cobain, about two and a half decades later, that the idea of a "27 Club" began to catch on in public perception. Amy Winehouse, Kristen Pfaff (from Hole), Mia Zapata and many others are sadly also members of this "club" - Lotuscandy
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