Bizarre Deaths of Musicians

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mike sullivan, Nov 25, 2021 at 8:13 AM.

  1. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident

    And before that, in 2003, the Exploding Hearts… almost the same story… three of the four band members died.
     
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  2. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy Thread Starter

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    Reggae icon, Peter Tosh was tortured and then shot to death by a group of men demanding money from him.
     
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  3. pbuzby

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    Sad story as from what I've read he had a reputation as a very upbeat, good humored guy (and played that way) but apparently had depression struggles hidden under that.
     
  4. Rich-n-Roll

    Rich-n-Roll Forum Resident

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    Marvin Gaye shot by his father
     
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  5. arthurprecarious

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    Also it was the day before his birthday and a Friday. Double celebration missed. RIP Alex
     
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  6. Andrew J

    Andrew J Forum Resident

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    Is there any need for this thread? Most of the examples already given are pretty well known. There is nothing inherently 'bizarre' about a guy getting run over, just because he happens to be in a band, and there is already more than 50 pages covering pretty much the same ground here.

    The Cruelest and Saddest Deaths in Music History
     
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  7. Cryptical17

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    Paul McCartney was in a car crash in 1966…..

    or maybe it was just a hoax
     
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  8. carlwm

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    Don't remember that one. Grim.
     
  9. John J. Smith

    John J. Smith Well-Known Member

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    Drummer Jeff Porcaro died after falling ill while spraying insecticide in the yard of his home. If I recall correctly, he also had heart disease but the bug spray was likely a contributing cause of death.
     
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  10. Jack White

    Jack White Senior Member

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    Another theory is that an RAF plane returning to England unloaded its bombs in the Channel before landing. Unfortunately, unseen in the fog was Miller's plane below.
     
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  11. pbuzby

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  12. dreambear

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    Jazz musician Chet Baker, fell from a hotel window in Amsterdam 1988.
     
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  13. dreambear

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    Former Abba drummer Ola Brunkert died when he fell through a window, separating the kitchen from the garden.
     
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  14. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

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    Randy Rhodes had a freak accident crashing a small plane while trying to fly as close as possible over the tour bus.
     
  15. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    :confused: What does any of that have to do with this topic?
     
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  16. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

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    This is about 500 metres away from my office

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  17. pbuzby

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    That is, he was a passenger on the plane where the pilot tried to "buzz" the tour bus. I've read speculation that the pilot was suicidal and trying to crash the plane into the bus and kill everyone there too and Rhoads helped stop that.
     
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  18. Martin85

    Martin85 Well-Known Member

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  19. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST! -FZ

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    Guitarist D Boon of The Minutemen died of a broken neck when their touring van's rear axle broke and they ran off the road. He was sleeping in back at the time and was ejected from the van.

    Sadly, he was yet another member of the now well known "27 Club", dying at the age of 27.
     
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  20. Micah

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    I believe it's in response to the thread when amateur musicians don't die. Either that or something related to the popular thread minivans vs suvs
     
  21. Vangro

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    A drummer who genuinely died in a bizarre gardening accident.
     
  22. Vangro

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    Stacy Sutherland, of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, was shot by his wife.
     
  23. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    There are a few interesting theories, like that, out there. Another good one is that he was Eisenhower's personal envoy, on a mission to meet with Hitler & broker a peace deal and the plane was shot down by forces opposed to that idea.
     
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  24. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy Thread Starter

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    Felix Pappalardi ( Mountain ) was shot and killed by his wife.
     
  25. l-l-d

    l-l-d Forum Resident

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    Frederik van Pallandt (from 50s Calypso-duo Nina & Frederik) was shot dead in 1994 in his hut in the Philippines.
    First reports talked of a house-robbery gone wrong.
    But rumours has it, that he was shot dead by members of a narcotics-syndicate which he was somehow involved with.......
     

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