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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
 

Lists: Rock Suicides 1954-2005

Ian Curtis Gravestone


When Kurt Cobain commited suicide in 1994, he wasn't the first pop/rock star to choose that way out. But it is still rare; the young ones are still more frequently killed by drugs, alcohol, and car crashes. Even homicide. The older ones usually go from heart attacks, liver failure, or cancer; death from drugs and alcohol are also more frequent than the national norm. Plane crashes take lives from all ages. Suicide as a cause of death has been increasing among rock stars in recent years, however. Whether this is a fluke, or has some basis in something tangible, remains unclear. Here's a list of notable rock/pop/country/soul suicides, from the dawn of the rock era to present day:

Rock Suicides (1954-2005):

Johnny Ace (singer/guitarist): playing Russian roulette, 1954
Leon Chappelear (singer/guitarist, The Lone Star Cowboys), 1962
Joe Meek (record producer, label owner): self-inficted gunshot, 1967
Alan Wilson (singer, Canned Heat): intentional pill overdose, 1970
Nick Drake (singer/songwiter): intentional pill overdose, 1974
Graham Bond (singer/organist Graham Bond Organization): jumped in front of subway, 1974
Peter Ham (singer/guitarist, Badfinger): hanged, 1975
Phil Ochs (singer/songwriter): hanged, 1976
Mel Street (singer): self inflicted gunshot, 1978
Donny Hathaway (singer/songwriter): jumped from building, 1979
Darby Crash (singer, The Germs): Intentional heroin overdose, 1980
Ian Curtis (singer, Joy Division): hanged, 1980
Chuck Wagon (keyboardist, The Dickies): self-inflicted gunshot 1981
Tom Evans (singer/bassist, Badfinger): hanged, 1983
Danny Rapp (singer, Danny & The Juniors): self-inflicted gunshot, 1983
Richard Manuel (Pianist, The Band): hanged, 1986
Roy Buchanan (guitarist, Booker T. & The MG's), hanged, 1988
Del Shannon (singer/guitarist), self-inflicted gunshot, 1990
Douglas Hopkins (singer/guitarist, Gin Blossoms): self-inflicted gunshot, 1993
Kurt Cobain (singer/guitarist, Nirvana): self-inflicted gunshot, 1994
Tommy Boyce (songwriter, The Monkees): self-inflicted gunshot, 1994
Danny Gatton (guitarist): self-inflicted gunshot, 1994
Phyllis Hyman (singer): intentional pill overdose, 1995
Philip Taylor Kramer (bassist, Iron Butterfly), drove off a cliff, 1995
Chris Aclund (drummer, Lush): hanged, 1996
Jim Ellison (singer/guitarist Material Issue), 1996
Jason Thirsk (bassist Pennywise): self-inflicted gunshot, 1996
Faron Young (singer/guitarist): self-inflicted gunshot, 1996
Michael Hutchence (singer, INXS): hanged, 1997
Rozz Williams (singer, Christian Death): hanged, 1998
Wendy O. Williams (singer, Plasmatics): self-inflicted gunshot, 1998
Carlos Vega (drummer, James Taylor): self-inflicted gunshot, 1998
Screaming Lord Sutch (singer): hanged, 1999
Adrian Borland (singer The Sound): jumped in front of train, 1999
Larry Troutman (singer/guitarist Zapp): self-inficted gunshot, 1999
Kevin Wilkinson (drummer, The Waterboys): hanged, 1999
E. William Tucker (guitarist, Ministry): intentional pill overdose/knife wound, 1999
Brian O'Hara (singer/guitarist, The Fourmost): hanged, 1999
Andre Dede Fortin (singer, Les Colocs): self-inflicted stab wound, 2000
Susannah McCorkle (singer): jumped from a building, 2001
Herman Brood (singer, Wild Romance): jumped from a roof, 2001
Stuart Adamson (singer, Big Country): hanged, 2001
Zac Foley (bassist, EMF): hanged, 2002
Jon Lee (drummer, Feeder): hanged, 2002
Steve MacDonald (drummer, Gorguts): hanged, 2002
Elliott Smith (singer/songwriter): self-inflicted stab wound, 2003
Gary Stewart (singer): self-inflicted gunshot, 2003
James Lawrence (guitarist, Hope and the States): hanged, 2004
Paul Hester (drummer, Crowded House): hanged, 2005



     

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