Every death is a tragedy, but in the world of music when an icon dies too young, it sends reverberations throughout the whole world. We saw it this week with the death of Michael Jackson at the age of 50. Those who have reached the pinnacle of success in the music business always see an outpouring of sympathy when they die because of the sheer number of fans they leave behind. But there is more to it. It also reminds us all that life is short and all the money and fame in the world won't stop death. In the most tragic cases it also proves that money and fame cannot buy happiness. To the contrary, sometimes the star simply cannot deal with the trappings of fame and self-destructs. For this playlist I've selected what I feel are the 10 most tragic music icon deaths. These are all artists who have reached millions of people with their music, but died much too young under tragic circumstances.
May they all rest in peace and may their deaths remind the stars of the future that they too are only human.
10 Most Tragic Music Icon Deaths
1. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
2. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
3. (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
4. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
5. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
6. Riders On The Storm - The Doors(Jim Morrison)
7. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana(Kurt Cobain)
9. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
10. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd(Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines)
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