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Bizarre Deaths of Musicians

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mike sullivan, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    The fact that he died in a car accident after writing a well-known song about driving a car is coincidental, but not ironic. If he’d written a song about what a careful and safe driver he was, and then he died in a car accident, that would be ironic.
  2. NekoM

    NekoM Forum Resident

    Huntington Beach
    Billy Dolls one of the original members of the New York Dolls passed out at a party in London after a copious amount of drugs, worried he was about to die they put him in a cold bath and poured a lot of coffee down his throat which he asphyxiated on and died.
  3. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Ramon Barrero who played the worlds smallest harmonica, inhaled the harmonica and choked to death
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  4. He did indeed contract necrotizing fasciitis but he recovered, only to die of plain old alcohol-induced liver failure soon after.
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  5. Eiszeit

    Eiszeit Forum Resident

    Though if we just stuck to bizarre it would be a short thread.
  6. Eiszeit

    Eiszeit Forum Resident

    Thread winner so far!
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  7. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    In 2003, up-and-coming teen rocker Shelby Starner died of complications from bulimia -- at age 19. At 15, she'd had a minor AOR hit with "Don't Let Them." She was also featured alongside fellow teenage newcomer Britney Spears in a Spin magazine article when both of them released debut CDs in early 1999.

    According to various sources, hers was the first death officially documented as being from bulimia in the state of Pennsylvania.

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  8. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    Mia Zapata, the lead singer the Seattle punk band the Gits, was beaten, raped, and strangled in summer 1993 while walking home late at night. When her body was found, she had no I.D. on her. She was only identified by the medical examiner because he'd gone to her gigs and knew who she was.

    Her killer was not found until ten years later, when his DNA turned up as a match in a national registry...after he'd been arrested for domestic abuse.

  9. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    OK, here is one more because deaths come in threes, as they say:

    In Nov. 2000, Loverboy bassist Scott Smith went sailing off the San Francisco coast when he was swept overboard by a gigantic wave. His body was never found, despite searches by the Coast Guard. His death is listed as "missing presumed dead, lost at sea."

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  10. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Sandy Denny apparently died from the effects of falling down a flight of stairs.
  11. Bill Larson

    Bill Larson Forum Resident

    He fell so hard that he separated the kitchen from the garden?!
  12. Spotmaticfanatic

    Spotmaticfanatic Lost my shape, trying to act casual.

    Ottawa, Canada
    ABout the hardest thing any member of ABBA ever did, really.
  13. Spotmaticfanatic

    Spotmaticfanatic Lost my shape, trying to act casual.

    Ottawa, Canada
    The effects of falling down stairs? Gravity?
  14. BSU

    BSU Forum Resident

    Jim Ellison of Material Issue committed suicide by moped.
  15. Jimmy Phelge

    Jimmy Phelge Forum Resident

    Most likely the only musician whose cause of death is an anagram of his surname.
  16. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    5 pages and no mention of robert Johnson being poisoned by a jealous gin joint owner, or the devil reclaiming his soul
  17. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Graham Bond's demise seems bizarre to me. Jumped in front of a train. :shake:
  18. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Victor Jara

    Jara was arrested shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, which overthrew Allende. He was tortured during interrogations and ultimately shot dead, and his body was thrown out on the street of a shantytown in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs—which focused on love, peace, and social justice—and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol of struggle for human rights and justice" for those killed during the Pinochet's regime

    • The American folk singer Phil Ochs, who met and performed with Jara during a tour of South America, organized a benefit concert in his memory in New York in 1974. Titled "An Evening With Salvador Allende", the concert featured Ochs, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie.
    • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Wrecking Ball Tour made a stop in Chile on 12 September 2013, just days before the 40th anniversary of Jara's death. Springsteen, guitarist Nils Lofgren and trumpet player Curt Ramm paid tribute to Jara by covering his song "Manifiesto", which Springsteen sang in Spanish. In a short speech before the song, Springsteen said (in Spanish): "In 1988, we played for Amnesty International in Mendoza, Argentina, but Chile was in our hearts. We met many families of desaparecidos, which had pictures of their loved ones. It was a moment that stays with me forever. If you are a political musician, Víctor Jara remains a great inspiration. It’s a gift to be here, and I take it with humbleness.
    • The Clash sing about Jara in "Washington Bullets" on their 1980 triple album Sandinista!. Joe Strummer sings:

      As every cell in Chile will tell, the cries of the tortured men. Remember Allende in the days before, before the army came. Please remember Victor Jara, in the Santiago Stadium. Es verdad, those Washington bullets again.
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    love a beautiful positive story...you are a lucky man indeed...
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  20. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Terrible. :shake:
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  21. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    south florida, usa
    Robert Johnson pushed his luck.
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  22. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    GG Allin died on a coach at a party after a gig, ODing on heroin. Some people at the party didn't realize he had passed, and were taking pictures with his corpse.

    GG's bloating, unwashed body wasn't enbalmed, and was buried in the feces he smeared on himself at his last gig. He was also sent down with a bottle of Jim Beam, though those in attendance made sure he had a few swigs. He also had on a pair of headphones, playing a copy of his Suicide Sessions album.

    Bizarre Death. Bizarre Burial.
  23. Zhan

    Zhan swimming with the maenads

    Lol this comment smh
  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    If you’ve a day job, you should stick to it. Your comment isn’t the slightest bit funny.
  25. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

    Marvin Gaye leads this topic by a landslide
    Nico ‘s death was also on strange circumstances. She had a heart attack while riding her bike. Not that she had had a very healthy life, tough

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