The Music Industry’s Most Shocking Deaths
When it comes to music, we’ve seen some of our favourite stars grow up in front of our very eyes. We’ve celebrated their major milestones and kept up with their latest news. This also means that we’re up to date on some of the unpleasant news that comes around every once in a while, musician deaths.
Nobody could’ve predicted it, and even if they could, it wouldn’t prepare us for the shock of it all. This list isn’t about the doom and gloom of it all, instead, it’s about celebrating the lives of our favourite musicians that have given the best years of their lives to us.
The 26-year-old rapper died in 2018 of an apparent overdose. Although paramedics were called to assist, they didn’t make it there in time to save him.
Tim Berglong, or as his fans know him Avicii, died in 2018 following health complications. He had retired in 2016 in an attempt to spend time recovering.
The 66-year-old rock legend died following a cardiac arrest in 2017.
Linkin Park’s lead vocalist Chester Bennington died in 2017 following an apparent suicide. He was 41 years old at the time.
Chris Cornell was 52 years old when he died. His cause of death was reported to be suicide by hanging, after performing at a sold-out concert.
In 2016, George Micheal was found unresponsive on Christmas Day. It is believed that he died from a damaged liver and a weakened heart.
In 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead at the age of 27. She died from excessive alcohol consumption.
In 2009, Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest and died. However, it was later ruled a homicide. It is believed that his physician, Dr Conrad Murray, killed him by administering Propofol. This is something that he had done on numerous occasions.
In 2012, pop icon Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub. It is believed that she suffered from a drug overdose and then drowned.
Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain, was found dead in 1994. Following a battle with depression and addiction, he committed suicide.
Grammy and Academy Award winner Prince died in 2016 and the cause of death remains unknown. It is suspected that he died from an overdose as painkillers were found to be in his possession when he died.
Their Legend Will Live On
While they may no longer be with us, the music that they created during their lifetime will live on for years to come. We’ll enjoy it when relaxing, playing games in Singapore and doing just about everything else that needs a soundtrack. With the rise of online streaming, music has become more easily available and we’ve already seen younger generations discover the classics from the ’80s and ’90s.
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