Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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81 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
82 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

The most talented musician of all time, who died broke and worthless.

It's the saddest death because he was too young to get sick and die he could've had more hits ever as much as Beethoven and Yo Yo Ma.

83 Falco Falco Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, songwriter and rapper.
84 Clive Burr (Iron Maiden) Clive Burr (Iron Maiden)

The saddest drummer death since jimmy

85 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

Tragic loss of such a talented young life! Heartbreaking

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86 Brad Delp Brad Delp Bradley Edward "Brad" Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

One of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music. He could sing anything & everything. His was one only rivaled by Freddie Mercury & Steve Perry. How can you insult music like this?!

87 Laura Nyro Laura Nyro
88 Judee Sill
89 Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.

66 really? Death don't have no mercy!

90 Nick Drake Nick Drake Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, his work has posthumously achieved wider notice and recognition.

Well, the reason this is a tragic story is because he was singing his music because he liked to. Then he was a bit shy, so people didn't appreciate his live performance. Failing at what he did pushed him on a second album. That didn't do well either. So he was going broke, he started to think that leaving his English major for music was his biggest mistake. Then he pushed forth to write his last album. No one wanting to work within and his depression left him alone in his album. Pink Moon is a beautiful album. It looks at the world in a point of view as if third person and narrator. He narrates how beautiful the world is with all it's mornings, but he speaks of a man going through his eternal dawn. His voice is soft but chilling. His ghost haunts his music.

Yeah he mixes his pills and sleeps forever. Never getting to see how well his albums established a drakian culture

91 Pete Steele
92 Mariska Veres
93 Tom Evans
94 Tiny Tim Tiny Tim Herbert Buckingham Khaury, known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.
95 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!

96 Charlie Rich Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich made the big hit song have you ever seen the most beautiful girl in the world.

97 Magik (Piotr Łuszcz)

One of the most influencial People in the Polish music industry, A father. commited suicide for unknown reasons - Magik

98 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
99 Jeff Porcaro
100 Per "Dead" Ohlin Per Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

A very sad story behind one of the most overlooked frontman in the history of music.

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