Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

The ten saddest deaths of any musician. Any death in the music world, besides old age, can be added. Be sure to add the band, if the artists name isn't in the band name.

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61 Barry White Barry White
62 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians . She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan more.

THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING. RIP Christina I never knew you'd leave this soon - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

She was so young and innocent. She inspired lots of people.

She should be in the top 5

She is innocent
What had she done to kevin
I love you

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63 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.
64 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

65 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

Even though I saw the Cars reunion without him, his presence was absolutely missing. He looks so sad and frail in the reunion video only a couple months before his death. To hell with pancreatic cancer!

His death still tears me apart to this day. Benjamin Orr was not only a great musician, but a great person as well. He was an angel, inside and out. R.I.P. sweet Ben. You were awesome!

66 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

67 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.

68 George Michael George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Why on earth is he not voted towards the top? His death was such a shock to the whole nation, he was one of the greatest, most charming and inspirational musicians that we've ever had.

His song 'Last christmas' is one of the most known, along wih several others. It's so sad to know that he's left this world, even a the age he was at. He was still so young.

69 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.

70 Phil Ochs
71 Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves. V 1 Comment
72 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and more.

SRV's death is just so tragic. After fighting for years against and his alcohol and drug abuse, he finally becomes clean. Then a year later, he dies in a helicopter accident :'(

I love blues and stevie ray vaughan I think was the most legendary guitarist of the genre

R.I.P stevie

Very great blues player

How could he die? :(

73 Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died (aged 17) in more.

I honestly think Ritchie should be higher on this list. He was only 17 when he died he could have the chance to change the history of music and the sad part is his fifth was determine by the flip of a coin

Ritchieee what have you done to him he was too young and too scared of planes and his nightmare came true. Why?

74 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Karen's death is too heart breaking cause when I hear her music it makes me cry especially her Christmas music is way too sad cause why did she do it to herself of not eating and its just too heart breaking.

How to die from not eating

75 Izumi Sakai

she had a cervical cancer and she fell to the stairs that caused her death. many people will always remember her name - ronluna

very great woman, leader of japanese band zard and she is too young to go away - ronluna

76 Ronnie Van Zant Ronnie Van Zant Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant was an American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Southern Man needed him around at all

I will never forget hearing about his death! I was a junior in High School and I heard Howard Stern announce his death on WC radio from Hartford, CT. to my H.S. in Somers Ct.

77 Tom Petty Tom Petty Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.

Why is he so far back, his death was so unexpected just 2 weeks after his final concert, he is my favorite musician

Tom Petty's Death was very unexpected. - RogerWatersfan1999

Why is he so far back he is the most amazing musician ever. dieing so unexpectedly only 2 weeks after his final concert

78 Francis Magalona

He is the filipino's rap king...

79 Munetaka Higuchi
80 Joe Strummer Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash. V 1 Comment
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