Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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41 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.

The only one listed who pioneered a genre and gave birth to two others. In 50 years he may be the most influential to musicians than any other listed.

He is the one who shows us the right way and what human really is. He is a philosopher, take a look of his songs. What the hell is wrong with you guys? What the hell Tupac is doing on the list? - Sverre

My favourite musician. So sad. Rip Chuck. - Oliwally

Chuck didn't even have enough money for treatmen t.. t his is how true musicians are treate d.. p eople are overwhelmed with fake talentless dicks like the trans Justin Bieber and selena gomez and this great musician had to go away like this in vain... he certainly did not deserve this.. Chuck was one of the best guitarists of the era... he revolutionized metal genre and today people bring disgrace to him listening the BS called Pop and the fake ass idiots like Justin Bieber... i would be happy if this Bieber and other fake people pretending to be musicians die in vain...
RIP Chuck.

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42 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.

Like Robert Johnson and Buddy Holly who died before him, Randy Died far too young. whilst many musicians on this list died with numerous albums under their belts, Randy died producing very little for the industry. What Randy made during his time with Ozzy was brilliant, but Imagine what he could've done afterwards. He wanted to go to university to play classical guitar, imagine the albums he could make. The guy was brilliant and did not deserve to die. Bon Scott and Freddie Mercury had done a lot for the industry and whilst their deaths were sad, I feel Randy's death is sadder because of not only his age, but how much of an impact he made with his short time with us, when he had so much more in him. Rest in peace to all those mentioned on this list.

Even with such a short career he is still considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He was very much ahead of his time with a unique neo-classical guitar style. One can now only imagine what he could've achieved musically with a career that lasted decades instead of mere years. - petrucci75hammet

One of the flashiest metal guitarists ever. Made music entertaining, always will be a legend

I think he should be top 5 on this list. When you figure in age, talent and the way he died.

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43 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
44 Paul Gray (Slipknot) Paul Gray (Slipknot) Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.

Paul grey was and is an inspiration, he will be deeply missed and remembered for many years to come. He was a good piece of the backbone of slipknot and from what I've heard an amazing friend and band
Mate. He lives on in the music and in the hearts of the fans.R.I.P to the coolest guy in a pig mask to ever play drums.

Seriously? How is paul not on the list? He was one of the best musicians ever. I do not know how he is not on the list.

Not only was he a great bassist, he was also a great person. - NikBrusk

45 Lemmy Lemmy Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

So cool and so badass! It stinks that he died. He was one awesome dude.
Also, Benjamin Orr, anyone?

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46 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

R.I. P Dio he was one of the best vocalists ever and invented the heavy metal devil horns we miss you Dio rock on m/

How is he not in the top ten?!?! One of the greatest vocalists ever!

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47 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Just watch the music video for hurt. Tragic...

Johnny cash was a great man but he was extremely old when he died so I didn't find it that sad.

How can you say that I mean Johnny cash is known as the man in black in black and he has a great talented family him, June, and his daugter Rosanne Cash.

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48 Cass Elliott

Cause nobody has the greatest hits like Mama Cass especially her hit song make your own kind of sandwich and of course California dreaming with her group the Mamas and the Papas.

She died of a heart attack, not from choking.

She appeared in Scooby-Doo before her death. - playstationfan66

49 Eazy-E Eazy-E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
50 Richard Manuel Richard Manuel Richard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
51 Harry Chapin

Killed when his car was hit by a tractor-trailer. Among other great contributions, he founded WHY - World Hunger Year - which became WHO - World Hunger Organization - Billyv

52 James Brown James Brown
53 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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54 Duane Allman Duane Allman Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, and co-founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle crash in 1971, when he was 24 years old.

I cry a little inside knowing how he would have gotten even better at guitar had he not crashed his motorcycle into that truck.R.I.P. skydog.

55 Steve Clark

After his death the leppard's never sound good as it was with him.

Yeah definitely Leppard were worse without him. Vivian Campbell has nothing on him. I mean he's a good guitarist and all, but not as good as The Riffmaster

56 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett 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.
57 Jim Croce Jim Croce
58 Tose Proeski Tose Proeski Todor "Toše" Proeski was a Macedonian multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor. He was popular across the entire Balkan area and was considered a top act of the local Macedonian music scene. He was dubbed "Elvis Presley of the Balkans" by BBC News.

Saddest death I've ever heard and right at the start of his stardom can't believe he's gone such a brilliant mind

59 Hillel Slovak Hillel Slovak

Original guitarist from RHCP got beat by heroin - Chickenlegs

Formed the greatest band of all time!

If he was dead a year later, he would join the group of 27
Why conldn't he survive just 1 year?
He is one of the greatest greatest of that time.

60 Hank Williams Hank Williams Hiram King "Hank" Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His band were called "The Driftin' Cowboys"

He was one of the greatest country music stars ever.

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