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Johnny Ace

Rhythm n Blues Singer

Died 25/12/54. Accidental Gunshot to head



Rudy Lewis

Rhyth n Blues Singer, The Drifters

Died 20/05/64. Drug Overdose (27)


Bobby Fuller

Lead Singer, The Bobby Fuller Four

Died 18/7/66 Suicide/Accident Asphyxiation (23)


Frankie Lymon

Soprano Lead Singer, The Teenagers

Died 27/2/68. Heroin overdose (25)


Jimi Hendrix

Lead Singer/Guitarist,

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Died 18/9/70 Barbiturate Overdose (27)


Jim Morrison

Lead Singer, The Doors

Died 3/7/71. Heart Failure/Heroin Overdose (27)


Bill Murcia

Drummer, New York Dolls

Died 6/11/72. Overdose alcohol and methaqualone (21)


Nick Drake

Singer - Songwriter

Died 25/11/74. Suicide by acute amitriptyline poisoning—self-administered (26)


Pete Ham

Lead Singer, Badfinger

Died 24/11/75. Suicide by Hanging (27)



Phil Ochs

Topical Singer - Songwriter

Died 9/4/76. Suicide by Hanging (35)


Tommy Boilin

Guitarist, Zephyr, Deep Purple

Died 4/12/76.  Overdose of heroin, alcohol, cocaine and barbiturates (25)


Elvis Presley

Died 16/8/77. Congestive Heart Failure (42)

Several Prescriptive Medications.


Keith Moon

Drummer, The Who

Died 7/9/78.  Overdose of the prescription drug Heminevrin, prescribed to combat alcoholism (32)


Donna Hathaway

Duet, Roberta Flack

Died 13/1/79. Suicide by Jumping (33)


Sid Vicious

Bassist Sex Pistols

Died 2/2/79. Heroin overdose (21)


Larry Williams

Rock n Roll Singer, Songwriter

Died 7/1/80. Suicide by Gunshot


Bon Scott

Lead Singer ACDC

Died 19/2/80. Alchol Intoxication (33)


Ian Curtis

Lead Singer Joy Division

Died 18/5/80. Suicide by hanging (23)


Jon Bonham

Drummer Led Zeppelin

Died 25/9/80. Alcohol Intoxication. Vomit Inhilation



Darby Crash

Lead Singer Germs

Died 7/12/80. Suicide by intentional heroin suicide (22)


John Belushi

The Blues Brothers

Died 5/3/82. Cocaine and Heroin overdose (33)


James Honeyman-Scott

Guitarist, The Pretenders

Died 16/6/82. Heart failure due to cocaine intolerance (25)


Danny Rapp

Frontman, Danny & The Juniors

Died 3/4/83. Suicide by Gunshot (41)


Pete Farndon

Bassist, The Pretenders

Died 14/4/83. Heroind overdose (30)


Tom Evans

Guitarist, Badfinger

Died 19/11/83. Suicide by Hanging (36)


Phil Lynott

Lead Singer, Thin Lizzy

Died 4/1/86. Complications of Heroin/Alcohol Addiction (36)


Richard Manuel

Multinstrumentalist, Lead Singer,

The Band

Died 4/3/86. Suicide by hanging (42)


John Spence

Lead Singer of Ska Band, No Doubt

Died 21/12/87. Suicide by Gunshot (18)


Nikolas Asimos

Died 17/3/88. Suicide by Hanging (38)


Hillel Slovak

Guitarist, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Died 25/6/88. Heroin overdose (26)


Andy Wood

Lead Singer, Mother Love Bone

Died 19/3/90. Overdosed to Heroin (24 G)


Pavlos Sidoropoulos

Died 6/12/90. Heroin Overdose (42)



Per "Dead" Ohlin

Lead Singer, Mayhem

Died 8/4/91. Suicide, Slit Wrist, Gun Wound (22)


Steve Marriot

Lead Singer, Small Faces, Humble Pie

Died 20/4/91. Burnt in house (44)


Steven "Jesse" Bernstein

Performance artist, Sub Pop Records

Died 22/10/91. Suicide by stabbing, throat (41 G)


Noel Rota (Helno)

French Singer, Lucrate Milk, Bérurier Noir, and Les Négresses

Died 22/1/93. Heroin overdose


GG Allin

Sang with The Murder Junkies

Died 28/6/93. Overdose heroin (36)


River Phoenix

Died 31/10/93. Heart Failure. Overdose (23)


Kurt Cobain

Lead Singer Nirvana

Died 5/4/94. Suicide by Gunshot (27 G)


Tommy Boyce

Duo, Boyce and Hart

Died 23/11/94. Suicide by Gunshot (55)


Dwayne Goettel

Keyboardist, Skinny Puppy

Died 23/8/95. Heroin overdose (31)


Shannon Hoon

Lead Singer Blind Melon

Died 21/10/95. Cocaine Overdose (28 G)


Bradley Nowell

Lead Singer Sublime

Died 25/5/96. Heroin Overdose (28 G)


Jim Ellison

Lead Singer Material Issue

Died 20/6/96. Suicide by Carbon Monoxide (32)


Jonathon Melvoin

Keyboardist, Smashing Pumpkins

Died 12/7/96. Heroin Overdose (34)


Billy Mackenzie

Lead Singer The Associates

Died 22/1/97. Suicide by overdose paracetimol and combination medications (39)


Jeff Buckley

Died 29/5/97. Accidental Drowning (30)


Nick Traina

Lead Singer, Link 80

Died 20/9/97. Morphine Overdose (19)


Michael Hutchence

Lead Singer INXS

Died 22/11/97. Suicide By Hanging (37)


Robert Pilatus

Milli Vanilli

Died 1/4/98. Overdose alcohol, prescription (32)


Hide (Hideto Matsumoto)

Lead Guitarist, X Japan

Died 2/5/98. Suicide by Hanging (33)


Rozz Williams

Lead Singer Christian Death

Died 1/4/98. Suicide by Hanging (34)


David McComb

Singer-songwriter, Guitarist The Triffids, Blackeyed Susans

Died 2/2/99. Heroin Toxicity (37)



Adrian Borland

Frontman post-punk band, The Sound

Died 26/4/99. Suicide by Jumping in front of Train (41)


Layne Staley

Lead Singer Alice in Chains

Died 5/4/02. Heroin/Cocaine (speedball) overdose (34 G)


Dee Dee Ramone

Bassist, Vocalist The Ramones

Died 5/6/02. Heroin Overdose (50) 


Elliot Smith

Vocalist, Guitarist Heatmiser

Died 21/10/03. Suicide By Stabbing (34)


Paul Hester

Drummer Crowded House, Split Enz

Died 26/3/05. Suicide By Hanging (46)


Dave Lepard

Lead Singer, Guitarist Crashdiet

Died 13/1/06. Suicide by Hanging (25)


Gerald Levert

Vocalist Levert

Died 10/11/06. Prescription overdose (40)


Brad Delp

Lead Singer Boston

Died 9/3/07. Suicide by Carbon Monoxide (55)


Jerry Hadley

Operatic Tenor

Died 18/7/07. Suicide by Air Rifle Gunshot Head (55)


Kevin DuBrow

Lead Singer Quiet Riot

Died 25/11/07. Cocaine Overdose (52)


Ike Turner

Ike & Tina Turner

Died 12/12/07. Cocain overdose (76)


Cliff Davies

Drummer, Vocals Ted Nudent Band

Died 13/4/08. Suicide by Self Inflict Gunshot (59)


Sean Costello

Died 15/4/08. Accidental overdose (28)


Levi Kereama

Australian Idol

Died 4/10/08. Suicide by jumping (24)


Michael Jackson

Died 25/6/09. Response to Anesthetic propofol and the Anxiolytic lorazepam (50)


Marcel Jacob

Bassist, Talisman, Europe

Died 21/07/09. Suicide (45)


Mark Linkous

Lead Singer, Sparklehorse

Died 6/3/10. Suicide by Gun Shot to Heart (47)


James Freud

Lead Singer, Models

Died 4/11/10. Suicide (Alcohol) (51)


Jani Lane

Lead Singer Warrant

Died 11/8/11. Acute Alcohol Poisining


Ronnie Montrose

Lead Guitarist Montrose

Died 3/3/12. Suicide Gun Shot Head (64)


Greg Ham

Multi-Instrumentalist, Men at Work

Died 19/4/12. Heroin overdose? (58)


Capital Steez

Founding Rapper, Pro Era

Died 23/12/12. Suicide by Jumping (19)


Chris 'Mac Daddy' Kelly

Kriss Kross

Died 1/5/13. Overdose mix cocaine and heroin (34)


Cory Monteith

Main role GLEE

Died 13/7/13. Heroin/Alcohol Overdose (31)


Dave Brockie

Lead Singer GWAR

Died 23/3/14. Heroin Overdose (50)


Wayne Static

Lead Singer X-Static

Died 1/11/14. Oxycodone, hydromorphone, alprazolam combined with alcohol overdose (48)


Scott Weiland

Lead Singer STP, Velvet Revolver

Died 3/12/15. Cocaine, Ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) overdose (48 G)


Keith Emerson

Keyboardist, The Nice

Died 11/3/16. Gunshot to the head (71)



Died 21/4/16. Fentanyl overdose (57)


Bored Nothing

Fergus David Edward Miller

9/10/16. Suicide (26)


Craig Gill

Drummer Inspiral Carpets

Died 22/11/16. Suicide by hanging (44)


George Michael


Died 25/11/16. Heart Failure. Liquid G use? (53)



Drummer The Allman Brothers Band

Died 24/1/17. Suicide by Self Inflict Gun Shot Wound to the head (69)


Chris Cornell

Lead Singer Soundgarden

Died 18/5/2017. Suicide by Hanging (52 G)


Chester Bennington

Lead Singer STP and Linkin Park

Died 20/07/2017. Suicide By Hanging (41)


Tom Petty

Died 2/10/17. Accidental Opoid Overdose (66)


Lip Peep

Died 15/11/17. Overdose by Fentanyl (21)


Kim Jong-hyun

Died 18/12/17. Suicide by Carbon Monoxide (27)


Fredo Santana

Died 19/01/18. Fatal Seizure. 'Lean, Purple Drank' (27)


Jóhann Jóhannsson

Died 09/02/2018. Accidental Cocaine Overdose (48)



Died 20/04/18. Suicide (28)


Scott Hutchinson

Died 10/05/2018. Undisclosed (36)


Juno Wopo

Died 18/6/18. Shot dead (21)


Richard Swift

Died 03/07/18. Alcohol Additiction (41)


Mac Miller

Died 7/09/2018. Overdose (26)


Keith Flint

Lead Singer Prodigy

Died 4/3/2019. Suicide By Hanging (49)

Honouring The Males in Music

who have died from accidental death, overdose or suicide

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Men of Music Suicided

&/Or Overdosed