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 in various musical genres including rhythm and blues, and jazz.
The Linkin Park vocalist is regarded as one of the top rock musicians of the 2000s and is known for his screaming vocals. The singer committed suicide by hanging and was found dead at his home in California on July 20 2017.
Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan, an Irish musician and songwriter was the vocalist for the rock band The Cranberries which was 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, number two in their list of 100 greatest guitarists in 2003. Duane was only 24 when he died in a bike crash on October 29, 1971.
The king of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, 42, was found dead in his bathroom on his bathroom floor on August 16, 1977. The cause of his death was heart attack, which was believed to be a result prescription drug abuse.
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The British-singer songwriter and record producer was the lead vocalist of one of the most iconic bands ever, Queen. He was known for his wide vocal range and flamboyant persona onstage. At age 45, he died on November 24, 1991 due to HIV/AIDS.
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 at age 28, due to opioid overdose.
The iconic American singer-songwriter was the lead singer of the acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She later formed The Full Tilt Boogie band and Kozmic Blues Blues band. She died of opioid overdose on October 4, 1970 at the age of 27.
American songwriter, poet, singer and frontman for “The Doors”, Jim Morrison was notorious for his rebellious nature. Popular for improvising spoken word poetry while the band played live, Morrison died on July 3, 1971 aged 27 due to congestive heart failure.
James Marshal ‘’imi’ 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 barbiturate overdose.
The thunderous 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 after consuming 40 units of vodka and inhaling his own vomit.
John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter and a peace activist. He was also the co-founder of the most commercially successful band The Beatles. Lennon was shot dead at his resident on December 8, 1980 when he was just 38 years old.
The American musician who was the front man for the iconic grunge band Nirvana, was one of the influences that gave worldwide recognition to the grunge music scene in Seattle. He committed suicide by shooting himself on April 5 1994 aged 27.
Founder of the grunge rock band – Alice in Chains, American songwriter and front man, Layne Staley was known for his unconventional vocals. He died at age 34, on 5 April, 2002, of “speedball” – a combination of cocaine and heroin.
This can be labelled as one of the most tragic death on the history of music. The king of pop died at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009 due to cardiac arrest induced from intoxication of prescription drug.
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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 assassinated on March 9, 1997.
Randall William Rhoads was one of the most iconic metal guitarists who influenced many guitarists with his 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.
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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.”
Considered to be 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.
Punk rock bassist Sid Vicious whose real name was John Simon 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 heroin overdose.
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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 assassinated at age 25 on September 13, 1996.