Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths
The Contenders: Page 7
121 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.
122 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.
123 Glenn Miller
Great arranger along with nelson riddle
124 Russ Columbo
125 Louis Chauvin
126 Mieszko Talarczyk
127 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.
128 Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted ...read more.
129 Lou Reed
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.
130 Richie Havens
131 Pete Ham
Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), better known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a "Warhol superstar" in the 1960s. ...read more.
133 Cory Monteith
DeShaun Dupree Holton better known by his stage name Proof, was an American rapper and actor from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block, ...read more.
135 Keith Whitley
136 Glen Buxton
She was so young! 44 and died of lung cancer - Yitsul
138 David Byron
David Garrick, better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist with the rock band Uriah Heep in the early 1970s.
FOr those of you that don't know, he was the lead singer of the band Uriah Heep in the 1970s and released 10 albums with them. Such a sad death largely because it was barely reported in the music press when he died in 1985, considering everything he accomplished with Uriah Heep. Some people thought he was around even long after his death.
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139 Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence)
Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.
It was sad to see someone like him go. I mean, he wasn't fake. He seemed like a pretty nice guy.
140 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.