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.
A member of the “27 club,” Amy Winehouse died at the age 27 on July 23, 2011, due to alcohol poisoning. A soul-pop singer known for her deep, contralto vocals she was popular for her flair in various musical genres including rhythm and blues and jazz.
The Wake me up and Levels singer was a Swedish artist who committed suicide on April 20, 2018. His real name was Tim Bergling and he was famous for his electro house, alternative, and house music mixes.
The Linkin Park vocalist is regarded as one of the top rock musicians of the 2000s and is known for his unique, almost ferocious vocals. The singer committed suicide by hanging and was found dead at his home in California on July 20 2017.
Known as the father of the music genre technical death metal Chuck Schuldiner was the frontman and lead guitarist of the band, Death. He died at the age of 34 on December 13, 2001, due to pneumonia caused by ongoing cancer treatment.
Heavy metal guitarist and songwriter Darrell Abbott was one of the founding members of the metal bands Pantera and Damageplan. He was shot dead on stage at the age of 38 by an angry fan on December 8, 2004.
Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan, an Irish musician and songwriter was the vocalist for The Cranberries; a rock band formed in 1990. She was 46 when she died due to drowning in a bathtub following alcohol intoxication.
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.
James Owen Sullivan also known as “The Rev” was an American songwriter and musician. He is best known as the drummer of progressive metal band Avenged Sevenfold. He died on December 28, 2009, aged 28, due to overdosing.
James Marshal “Jimi” Hendrix was an American songwriter and guitarist who The Rock and Hall of Fame describes as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. He died on September 18, 1970, aged 27 due to substance abuse.
The exceptional drummer from the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, known for his complex timing signatures and rhythm, died on September 25, 1980, at the age of 32. The cause of death was ruled as pulmonary aspiration.
Founder of the grunge rock band Alice in Chains, American songwriter and frontman, Layne Staley was known for his unconventional vocals. He died at the age of 34, on 5 April 2002, of accidental overdose.
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Christopher George Latore Wallace or Notorious B.I.G was an American rapper who was also known by the name Biggie or Biggie Smalls. Closely associated with Tupac, Notorious B.I.G was only 24 years old when he was shot at on March 9, 1997.
Randall William Rhoads was one of the most iconic metal guitarists who influenced many guitarists with his distinct playing style. At only 25 years of age, he died on March 19, 1982, in a plane crash while touring with Ozzy Osbourne in Florida.
Ronald Wayne Van Zant or “Ronnie” Van Zant was the lead singer and songwriter for Lynyrd Skynyrd. The singer died in a plane crash on October 20, 1977. The singer is known for iconic songs including “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.”
Called the queen of Tejano music, Selena was shot by Yolanda Saldivar, a former employee who was in a financial dispute with her. She was just 23 years old when she died on March 31, 1995, due to blood loss and cardiac arrest caused by a gunshot wound.
Punk rock bassist Sid Vicious whose real name was Simon John Ritchie, was an all-rounder musician as he played drums and was also the vocalist for punk group Sex Pistols. Sid Vicious was only 21 when he died on February 2, 1979, of overdosing.
Known by his stage names as 2Pac and Makaveli, Tupac Shakur took the 90s hip hop scene by storm. The American songwriter, rapper, and actor sold around 75 million records worldwide. Tupac was fatally shot at the age of 25 on September 13, 1996.