Michael Hutchence - 1960-1997: Cliff Burton - 1962 - 1986: The Late of The Pier drummer tragically from a 'tragic and sudden accident. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and... The musician was also known for his alcohol and drug fuelled destruction, which included a habit of putting explosives down toilets.
John Lennon - 1940 - 1980: Wayne Static - 1965 - 2014: Aretha Franklin. Sid Vicious - 1957-1979: Whatever the case, they have all earned their spots on this list of the greatest musicians who died before 40.
His body was discovered days after his suicide with a gun shot wound to the head. Buddy Holly - 1936-1959: Hendrix left one of the greatest legacies in rock'n'roll history - but the circumstances of his death remain unclear. Berry, Chuck. Use the fields below to search for an individual: Bunny Sigler.
Before her death in a fatal car accident, she had claimed that she believed a bad spirit was after her. Tupac - 1971-1996: On Sunday, Mexican singing star Jenni Rivera and six others were killed when their Learjet crashed in rugged territory following a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.
The Queen of power ballads was found accidentally drowned in a bath, with cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana discovered in her system.
The soul musician was shot by his father after an argument with the gun he had bought him as a Christmas present. His life ended when he overdosed on a combination of pills. Ian Curtis - 1956-1980: The Associated Press, None. Sam Cooke Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Died at 33 1931-1964 Samuel "Sam" Cooke was an American recording artist and singer-songwriter, generally considered among the greatest of all time.