50 Greatest Dead Rockstars 1-25 May 6, 2008Posted by texasheartland in bands, music, rock.
Tags: dead, greatest, music, rock, rock stars
Here it is! The 50 list you’ve been waiting for! The following 50 rock stars are NOT in order, so don’t get mad if someone is lower or higher than they should be… Though I thought it would be nice to have the FIRST 6 stars stay there… They deserve it…
P.S. They’re pictures are below the bio.
Dimebag Darrell (Real name: Darrell Abbott)
DOB: August 20, 1966
DOD: December 8, 2004 (at age 38)
Best known as a founding member of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan
Abbott shot to death while performing with Damageplan on December 8, 2004 by ex-Marine Nathan Gale.
DOB: February 20, 1967
DOD: April 5, 1994 (at age 27)
Best known as founder of Nirvana.
Cobain committed suicide by self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Freddie Mercury (Real name: Farrokh Bulsara)
DOB: September 5, 1946
DOD: November 24, 1991 (at age 45)
Best known as the lead singer of Queen.
Mercury died of bronchopneumonia induced by AIDS.
Jimi Hendrix (Real name: Johnny Hendrix)
DOB: November 27, 1942
DOD: September 18, 1970 (at age 27)
Considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history.
Hendrix’s cause of death noted on the coroner’s report was inhalation of vomit after barbiturate intoxication.
DOB: January 19, 1943
DOD: October 4, 1970 (at age 27)
Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Joplin died of a drug overdose.
Jim Morrison (Real name: James Morrison)
DOB: December 8, 1943
DOD: July 3, 1971 (at age 27)
Best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors, and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic and influential frontmen in rock music.
Morrison’s death was ruled a drug overdose.
DOB: February 10, 1962
DOD: September 27, 1986
Bass guitarist best known for his work with Metallica from 1982 until 1986.
Burton died due to a bus crash.
David Wayne Williams
DOB: February 29, 1972
DOD: August 14, 2002 (at age 30)
Best know as the singer for the band Drowning Pool.
Williams died from cardiomyopathy.
DOB: October 9, 1940
DOD: December 8, 1980 (at age 40)
Best known as one of the founders of The Beatles.
Lennon was shot four times in the back at the doorstep of the Dakota by Mark David Chapman.
DOB: June 19, 1980
DOD: September 24, 2006 (at age 26)
Best known as a founder and drummer of rock band, Bipolar.
James died of cardiac arrest.
Ronnie Van Zant
DOB: January 15, 1948
DOD: October 29, 1977 (at age 29)
Best known for lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Van Zant died of a plane crash.
DOB: May 31, 1948
DOD: September 25, 1980 (at age 32)
Best known for being the drummer of Led Zeppelin
Bonham died from asphyxiation from vomit.
DOB: August 11, 1950
DOD: July 25, 2003 (at age 52)
Best know as guitarist with the band Iron Butterfly.
Braunn died of a heart attack.
Eric Carr (Real name: Paul Caravello)
DOB: July 12, 1950
DOD: November 24, 1991 (at age 41)
Best known as drummer for KISS.
Carr died from heart cancer.
Joey Ramone (Real name: Jeffry Hyman)
DOB: May 19, 1951
DOD: April 15, 2001 (at age 49)
Vocalist and songwriter best known for The Ramones.
Ramone died of lymphoma.
DOB: April 23, 1960
DOD: January 8, 1991 (at age 30)
Best known for co-lead guitarists for Def Leppard.
Clark died of a drug overdose.
DOB: October 9, 1944
DOD: June 27, 2002 (at age 57)
Best known as the bass guitarist for band The Who.
Entwistle died of a heart attack induced by cocaine.
Jerry Garcia (Real name: Jerome Garcia)
DOB: August 1, 1942
DOD: August 9, 1995 (at age 53)
Best know as lead guitarist and vocalist of the Grateful Dead.
Garcia died due to a heart attack.
Brian Jones (Real name: Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones)
DOB: February 28, 1942
DOD: July 3, 1969 (at age 27)
Best known as founding member, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for The Rolling Stones.
Jones died due to “Death by misadventure”.
DOB: December 6, 1961
DOD: July 12, 1996 (at age 34)
Best known as the touring keyboardist for The Smashing Pumpkins.
Melovin died from a drug overdose.
DOB: August 23, 1946
DOD: September 7, 1978 (at age 32)
Best known as the drummer for The Who.
Moon died of a drug overdose.
Gar Samuelson (Real name: Gary Samuelson)
DOB: February 18, 1958
DOD: July 22, 1999 (at age 42)
Best known as the drummer for the band Megadeth.
Samuelson died of liver failure.
Bon Scott (Real name: Ronald Scott)
DOB: July 9, 1946
DOD: February 19, 1980 (at age 33)
Best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of band AC/DC.
Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning and “death by misadventure.”.
DOB: August 22, 1967
DOD: April 5, 2002 (at age 34)
Best know as lead singer and co-lyricist of Alice in Chains.
Staley died of a drug overdose.
Stevie Ray Vaughn
DOB: October 3, 1954
DOD: August 27, 1990 (at age 35)
Best known as blues-rock guitarist.
Vaughn died in a helicopter crash.