Top 10 Rock Stars Who Died Young

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6. Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

An American songwriter, singer, film maker and poet, James Douglas Morrison was best known as the lyricist and lead singer of “The Doors”. He was regarded as the most charismatic front men in rock music. He died on July 3, 1971 at the age of 27.

Jim Morrison was indeed one of those normal people glorified by the spotlight of popularity up until today. At times, Morrison lived for the glorified life of stardom. But it seems during the final days of The Doors, Morrison wanted to leave his fame behind and make his way back to reality. If only we could have let him do that.

A legend says Morrison that left America to be in the land of the artists, the land of the great revolution, Paris, France. He wanted to be free again, and live happily in Paris with his wife. But like many other legendary rock stars on this list, the Morrison’s story ended tragedy. Morrison supposedly died of heart failure in 1970, leaving behind a true artist’s legacy and the biggest potential yet.

Lets fly through time where the legend still haunts us today. People are now wondering if Morrison faked his own death. Can the legend really be alive? Is the poet alive and singing under a different name or an alias perhaps? The Jim Morrison legacy has just become even more mysterious.


7. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer and lyricist. He was popular as the most influential and important musician across an array of genres during his era. On September 18, 1970 he died at the age of 27. The singer had been conferred with many prestigious music awards during his lifetime, and many other awards have been conferred upon him posthumously.

8. Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

An American musician, Kurt Donald Cobain became popular as the leading guitarist and lead singer of grunge and Nirvana. On 5th April, 1994, he died at the age of 27. Nirvana has sold over twenty-five million albums in the US alone since its debut and over 50 million copies have been sold worldwide, thus making Cobain one of the most successful songwriters and one of the most powerful and iconic individuals in the pop culture history.

9. John Lennon

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English song writer, singer, musician and peace activist who became famous worldwide after becoming the founding members of The Beatles. On December 8, 1980, Lennon died at the tender age of 40.

As a member of The Beatles and also as a solo artist, Lennon wrote numerous classic songs, including “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance.” He also illustrated to the world that rock ‘n’ roll could address serious subject areas and be far more than simple three-chord songs. He had an enormous impact, and still could have been an impact, if he was not shot by his fan.


10. Brian Jones

Brian Jones

An English musician, Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was one of the founding members of the rock group, The Rolling Stones. The singer was well known for his rich attire, usage of multiple instruments an drug excesses. He died at the age of 27 on 3rd July, 1960.

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