collection: famous music deaths
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from tupac shakur posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat
Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane on the night of September 7, 1996 after leaving the Mike Tyson–Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with his entourage. Paramedics took him to University Medical Center where he survived six days before dying on September 13th. Eight albums by Tupac have been released posthumously.
Just like Biggie Smalls' death in Los Angeles the next year, the murder of Tupac Shakur remains unsolved.
from the notorious b.i.g. posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat
Biggie Smalls was shot in a drive-by at the intersection of Fairfax Ave and Wilshire Blvd on March 9, 1997 after leaving a Vibe Magazine party in Los Angeles with his entourage. They were able to drive to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His second studio album, a double disc set called Life After Death, was released fifteen days later on March 25.
Just like Tupac Shakur's death in Las Vegas the year before, the murder of Biggie Smalls remains unsolved.
from johnny thunders, new york dolls posted in music by pete_nice
On April 23, 1991, Johnny Thunders (former guitarist for the New York Dolls and punk solo artist) died of mysterious circumstances in room #37 (now room #7) of the St. Peter Guest House in New Orleans, LA.
While the N.O.P.D. ruled the case an overdose, toxicology results indicated that Thunders had not consumed enough drugs to overdose. In addition, he had been recovering from addiction with methadone treatment for several months.
Dee Dee Ramone spoke to Thunders' rhythm guitarist, Stevie Klasson, after Johnny had died. Klasson stated that Thunders "had gotten mixed up with some bastards... who ripped him off for his methadone supply. They had given him LSD and then murdered him."
Thunders was 38 years old.
from wu-tang, ol’ dirty bastard posted in music by pete_nice
This studio in Hell's Kitchen, owned and operated by RZA (the Razor), is named after the Wu's debut album, Enter the 36 Chambers.
It's also the unfortunate location of the passing of Ol' Dirty Bastard, on November 13, 2004, from a drug overdose.
Eskimos, submarine operators and everyone else who liked rap jams still mourn his passing.
from sublime posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat
SoCal ska punk band Sublime was on a five-day tour in Northern California when guitarist / lead singer Bradley Nowell od'd on heroin and died here at the Oceanview Motel in San Francisco on May 25, 1996. He was 28 years old. Their hit major label debut album Sublime (renamed from Killin' It after his death) was released posthumously. Nowell had been battling heroin addiction for many years. He was survived by Eric Wilson (bass) Bud Gaugh (drums) and Lou Dog.