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  • dead

    11 Feb 2015, 22:29 by Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    1936
    Mitja Nikisch, 37
    Mitja Nikisch Tanz Orchester
    born in Leipzig, Germany on May 21, 1899 and died in Venice, Italy on August 5, 1936.
    Son of the celebrated classical conductor Arthur Nikisch and himself a respected classical pianist, had created a fine, popular dance ensemble in the '20s, the Mitja Nikisch Tanz Orchester, which played in prominent venues. The Nazi regime brought about its demise, leading Nikisch to commit suicide in 1936.

    1962
    Leon Chappelear: Age 53
    aka Leon Chappel
    despondent over a career gone sour. He shot himself in the face with a shotgun

    1966
    Bobby Fuller, 24
    Bobby Fuller (October 22, 1942 – July 18, 1966) was an American rock singer and guitar player best known for his classic "I Fought the Law".
    Just after "I Fought The Law" became a top ten hit, Bobby Fuller was found dead in a parked automobile near his Los Angeles home. The police considered the death an apparent suicide, however many people still believe Fuller was murdered. …
  • Famous Dead Musicians/Artists and Causes of Death (Pt 1, Age 16-36)

    23 Jul 2011, 23:56 by thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll and modern music. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 51 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying

    For the artists older than 36 I'll recommend you Pt 2;

    http://www.last.fm/user/thomas10/journal/2012/02/13/5bvlxw_famous_dead_musiciansartists_and_causes_of_death_%28pt_2%2C_age_37-50%29


    17
    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959)
    Plane crash. After a winning cointoss and despite of his fear to fly, together with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, he flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. The plane flew into a blinding snowstorm and crashed shortly after takeoff. This is known as "The Day The Music Died".