Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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21 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

Very sad, and signaled the end of one of the most inventive and eccentric artists. EVER! - Jiorl

22 Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
23 Jim Morrison (The Doors) Jim Morrison (The Doors) James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Jim Morrison of the Doors
He had amazing lyrical ability and sadly died of a heroin overdose. He was one of the most famous people from the 27 club, including Curt Kobain.R.I.P. all dead musicians.

Well he actually isn't dead... He's alive at a farm in Oregon where he raises horses obviously

Hated his own voice

24 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Song of the millenium

Screw you cancer! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

25 Brad Nowell (Sublime)

Incredibly talented, brilliant writer, skilled guitarist and great vocalist. Very versatile musician. Throw on Sublime at any party and hard to beat the mood. Tragic loss, cut too short.

Greatest musician. Life cut short just as he makes it big time. How is he not higher?

Of he wouldn't have died. The music world would be totally different

:,( very good band, extremely talented and fun, so sad to see him go

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26 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.

He was a true legend, one of the original grunge artists, and he paved the way for so much change in the music world. His voice was one of the most powerful in rock, and his words were dark and soothing. Rock on in the afterlife!

I would always hear Soundgarden on the radio growing up and later got into Audioslave a band that inspired me so much musically. Chris definitely had a voice like no other.

I love you Chris.. You are a legend and will live on forever.

I still can't believe it...

27 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.

1 album, no artist that great should only get the chance for a single album. And yet the quality on that album - that is what makes it the saddest, he could have done so much more with his life. His death was such a throw away moment too, swum into the river and then a few minutes later he was gone - not a death worthy of this brilliant musician, no depression, no struggle, no point to it. Just another sad accident.

The best vocalist ever, cut down in his prime. So so sad! - dxfifa

28 Lisa Left Eye Lopes Lisa Left Eye Lopes Lisa Nicole Lopes better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, musician, and songwriter. She was apart of the hit girl group, TLC. She was born May 27th 1971 in Philadelphia and died April 25th 2002 in a car accident during her stay in Honduras.

Truley an amazing rapper. If she was still alive, Nicki Minaj would not have a career. But like I was saying. She always rapper about what was on her mind, and what was also cool was that her lyrics came from the bottom of her heart.R.I. P LEFT EYE, YOUR TRULEY MISSED, YOUR LEGACY STILL LIVES ON, TLC4EVA!

1℅!? Lisa was one of the most influential female rappers ever. She should at least be in the top 20. 8 months after Aaliyah right on the same day she died And more than 30,000 people attended her funeral. An amazing female rapper with a great singing voice. Great friends with 2pac and they both died horribly. R.I.P Lisa - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

29 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Another member of the 27 club.

Why is she not in the top 10? - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

30 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Brains, charisma and super talented. Tupac may be remembered as a gangsta rapper but in reality he was a renaissance man. Not only involved in music but he was an up and coming actor who was also planning on releasing a book of poetry before his untimely passing. A true legend taken from us before his time. May you forever Rest In Peace Mr Tupac Amaru Shakur

Whoever did this will eventually pay. R. I. P. - 3anegroes

He is the best we will ever have. There will never be any greater.R.I.P. Tupac Shakur. You will be forever loved and missed.

The world is over

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31 Glenn Frey Glenn Frey Glenn Lewis Frey was an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles. V 1 Comment
32 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.
33 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Chester, was an inspiration beyond just his songs. They way he lived, the way he spoke,the way he took care of his fans, seeing it all from afar was so awe inspiring that I remember saving myself from a potential suicide by one of their songs. In the end, it did matter Chester, it mattered to a whole lot of us.

Almost threw up when I saw the news... so tragic and so recent. Another child hood legend gone. He could scream and had great vocals.

I listened to his music since I was almost 3 and his death shocked me. His death is the most trajectory to teens and fans of 2000s rock

If I search chester in the search box and click on chester bennington it throws an sql exception.. if he was not in the newcomers list I wouldn't be able to vote

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34 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.

His death was so sad it shocked everyone, and, although many of us were not alive at the time of his death, including me, we've ALL heard the songs that were based off his death, like American Pie. - emraldYE

Holly would of been a definite force in the music industry. Should be near the top of untimely music deaths

He did a lot in his 2 years in music industry!... More than the rolling stones in their 50 yr career! Even influenced The Beatles

35 Elliott Smith

Despite conflicting evidence as to Elliott's mental state in the last weeks of his life, there is no question that he was on an upward trajectory overall - having been clean from illicit drugs and excited to be recording again. Elliott had such a big heart and was by all accounts a person full of love and generosity. Not to mention, one of the most talented and profoundly affecting musicians that ever lived.

The question of suicide vs homicide will probably never be answered for certain (except for perhaps one person who knows for sure). That question may add to the legend, but either way it is monumentally tragic. Just look at the footage of his very last concert (Redfast, UT). The man, apart from a little irritation at messing up a few times, seems much more at peace than almost any concert you'll see of his from his last 4 or 5 years. From the guitar work and singing you can tell he has clearly put the focus back onto his music.

He came so close to getting back to ...more

36 Otis Redding Otis Redding Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.

Don't understand why nobody had voted him

He had so much potential. he could have made the great soul album but he died before he had the chance - RecklessGreed

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37 Ian Curtis Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. ...read more.

Love, love will tear us apart again, and it did

Such a depressing life, I bet he's looking down down on new order and happy to see how far they got.

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40 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Such a talented rapper, to get gunned down in a revenge act just before you sign a major record deal is just the worst case of luck I've ever heard. R.I. P

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