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 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 ...read more.

The best Glamrockstar ever.

83 Jim Croce Jim Croce
84 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.

85 Ingo Schwichtenberg Ingo Schwichtenberg

The best drummer ever... So sad that he died, he had a very hard end of life... I'd really like to see he play live, but that's not possible anymore :'(. So underrated drummer. Ingo Fly Free.

I wish he was still around to see how well helloween is doing, he was a good drummer. - darknesswolf4736

86 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.

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

The saddest drummer death since jimmy

89 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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90 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.

Jeff wrote some of the best riffs in metal history, and is an inspiration and influence to millions. Reign in peace!

Man Jeff's recent passing was pretty sad. - Oliwally

91 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?!

92 Laura Nyro Laura Nyro
93 Judee Sill
94 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

95 Pete Steele
96 Levon Helm Levon Helm Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock 'n' roller, Americana musician, and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.
97 Mariska Veres
98 Tom Evans
99 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.
100 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

John Denver had the greatest country songs ever especially thank god I'm a country boy and country roads take me home.

Take me John take me home to West Virginia

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