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10 Rockstars Who Died Young

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There are many people in the world who are dying to become rock stars and lead the legendary “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” lifestyle.

However, gaining rock stardom can become complicating and many cannot deal with all the fame and success. As a result, many rock musicians depend on drugs and alcohol to cope with their hectic lifestyle. This, in turn, leads to health complications and death.

Not all musicians have died due to drugs and alcohol, with some falling victims to tragic accidents or a deadly disease. However, no matter how they died most of these rock stars left the world at a very young age, leaving the fans wanting more.

So check out these 10 Greatest Rock Stars who died before the age of 30.

1. Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Died at 27 (1943-1970)
Cause of Death: Heroin Overdose
Band: Solo Artist
Greatest Hits: Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Ball ‘N’ Chain, Summertime and Mercedes-Benz

2. Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Died at 22 (1936-1959)
Cause of Death: Aeroplane Crash
Band: Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Greatest Hits: Peggie Sue, That’ll Be the Day

3. Brian Jones

Died at 27 (1942-1969)
Cause of Death: Accidental Drowning
Band: The Rolling Stones
Greatest Hits: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Red Rooster

4. Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton

Died at 24 (1962-1986)
Cause of Death: Car Accident
Band: Metallica
Greatest Hits: Master of Puppets, Fade to Black, For Whom the Bell Tolls

5. Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious

Died at 21 (1957-1979)
Cause of Death: Suicide
Band: The Sex Pistols
Greatest Hits: Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen

6. Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Died at 27 (1943-1971)
Cause of Death: Heroin Overdose
Band: The Doors
Greatest Hits: Light my Fire, The End, Riders of the Storm, Break on Through to the Other Side, Roadhouse Blues

7. Amy Winehouse

Died at 27 (1983-2011)
Cause of Death: Alcohol Poisoning
Band: Solo Artist
Greatest Hits: Stronger than me, Rehab, Love is a Losing Game

8. Kristen Pfaff

Kristen Pfaff

Died at 27 (1967-1994)
Cause of Death: Heroin Overdose
Band: Hole
Greatest Hits: Miss World, Doll Parts

9. Kurt Cobain

Nirvana

Died at 27 (1967-1994)
Cause of Death: Suicide
Band: Nirvana
Greatest Hits: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Heart Shaped Box, Lithium

10. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

 

Died at 27 (1942-1970)
Cause of Death: Drug-Related Complications
Band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Greatest Hits: All Along the Watch Tower, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, Hey Joe

 

Do you know of any other rock star who died young? Feel free to comment.

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