An American singer, dancer, actress, and model, the hip hop artist was lead songwriter and producer for her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” which went double platinum. At just 22 years of age, Aaliyah died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001.
The Rolling Stone magazine ranked Howard Duane Allman, the founder of The Allman Brothers Band, second in their list of 100 greatest guitarists in 2003. Duane was only 24 when he died in a bike crash on October 29, 1971.
Musicians have always inspired and entertained us with their talent and lifestyle. But, there are some who’s inspiring lives have been cut short by death. While accidents claimed some, others were lost to suicide and even assassination. From Blues music to the larger than life Rock & Roll and everything in between, this gallery takes a look at musicians who passed away too soon.