Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths

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101 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.

102 Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

I love the song they made for him its called wish you were here I'm 9 so I wasent born but he was the sole of the group

103 Keith Emerson Keith Emerson Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice.
104 Robert Palmer

Why is he in last place? Get him MUCH higher. - EpicJake

Unexpected sad death

Great Talent...will forever be Sneakin Sally Through the Alley.

105 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .
106 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

Was pretty sad when I heard about this. The real King of Rock n Roll - BrianScott01

107 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
108 Tim Hardin
109 Jobriath
110 Sky Saxon
111 Etta James Etta James Etta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
112 Andrew Wood
113 Dickie Pride

Poor guy, in 1959 he showed promise as a successful musician but this cruel world broke him. He had to get a lobotomy in 1967 just to stop him from hurting himself. He died almost penniless in 1969 from drug overdose. He was only 27. What's more his only son didn't make it off any better and killed himself by jumping of a bridge only a few years ago.

114 Stuart Sutcliffe Stuart Sutcliffe Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was a Scottish-born painter and musician best known as the original bass guitarist for the Beatles.

This forgotten fifth Beatle almost made it big in his music career, art career and his love life but an aneurysm took him away at just 21 in 1962. John Lennon, his best friend was devastated and would bother him for the rest of his life because he believed that he was somewhat responsible for his death.

115 Glenn Miller

Great arranger along with nelson riddle

116 Russ Columbo
117 Louis Chauvin
118 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

119 Mieszko Talarczyk
120 Dee Dee Ramone Dee Dee Ramone Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
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