Top Ten Saddest Musician Deaths
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141 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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142 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.
143 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.
144 Keith Relf
Keith Relf was an English musician, well known as the lead singer for the psychedelic band The Yardbirds.
146 Morteza Pashaei
147 John Rutsey (Rush)
Their first drummer. RIP bro!
148 Wayne Static - Static-X
149 Lee Morgan
The great jazz trumpeter was shot by his wife while performing onstage at Slugs Tavern, NYC.
150 Simone Battle
151 Cilla Black
Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE, known by her stage name Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author.
152 James Horner
153 Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
154 Klaus Nomi
Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona.
155 Herman Brood
156 Peter Teumer (Daily Terror)
157 Johnny Thunders
John Anthony Genzale Jr. (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Johnny Thunders, was an American rock and roll/punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the early 1970s as a member of the New York Dolls. He later played with The Heartbreakers and ...read more.
158 Nick Marsh
159 Phil Taylor
Philip John Taylor, better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor, was an English rock drummer in the British Rock 'n' Roll band Motörhead from 1975–1984 and 1987–1992 recording eleven studio albums and four live albums, including No Sleep 'til Hammersmith and Nö Sleep at All, between them.
160 Harry Chapin
Killed when his car was hit by a tractor-trailer. Among other great contributions, he founded WHY - World Hunger Year - which became WHO - World Hunger Organization - Billyv