Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths of the 20th Century


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41 Michael Hutchence Michael Hutchence Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.

He was found dead in a hotel in Sidney, Australia. He was the lead singer of INXS. RIP, Hutchence. - EpicJake

42 Chris Squire Chris Squire Christopher Russell Edward Squire was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.

One of the best and most influential bassists of all time. Influenced many such as Geddy Lee, John Myung etc. He died due to cancer

43 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell 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.
44 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
45 Annette Funicello

She was everything to everyone. She was a Mouseketeer, a singer, an actress, a dancer. She passed away due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. I lister to "pineapple princess" and "tall Paul" and I smile.

46 The Big Bopper
47 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.

He was a massively talented guitarist that died at 24 years old in a plane crash - Johnnyt800

48 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. more.

Cochran died at age 21 after a road accident, while traveling in a taxi with his fiancée and Gene Vincent. Cochran, who was seated in the center of the back seat, threw himself over his fiancée (songwriter Sharon Sheeley), to shield her, and was thrown out of the car when the door flew open, he was the only killed in the crash. - Lotuscandy

49 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 more.

He was a pioneer of the glam rock movement in the 1970s and David Bowie's song Lady Stardust is about him.
Bolan died on 16 September 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday, he was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend and mother of his son, Gloria Jones (the original singer of Tainted Love). She crashed the car, Bolan was killed instantly, while Jones suffered a broken arm, a broken jaw and spent time in hospital, she didn't learn of Bolan's death until the day of his funeral. - Lotuscandy

50 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
51 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.
52 Tammi Terrell
53 Florence Ballard
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