vara lahkunud kuulsused †

Sid Vicious

Cause of death: Accident - Overdose

Risk Factors: Heroin, Alcoholism, Smoking

Sid Vicious (sünninimi Simon John Ritchie, kasutusel on olnud ka perekonnanimi Beverly ta kasuisa järgi; 10. mai 1957 London – 2. veebruar 1979 New York Ameerika Ühendriigid) oli inglise muusik ja laulja, ansambli Sex Pistols basskitarrist. Koos Johnny Rotteniga (John Lydon) oli ta tihedalt seotud Suurbritannia punk rock'i tekkimisega 1970. aastate teisel poolel.

Sid Vicious - C'mon Everybody

The Sex Pistols - My Way


Brian Jones


Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – †3 July 1969) was an English guitarist and one of the founding members of the English rock group The Rolling Stones. Jones was known for his use of multiple instruments, fashionable mod image, recreational drug excesses and his death at age 27.
Cause of death: Accident - Drowning
Risk Factors: Asthma, Depression, Alcoholism, LSD, Cocaine, Marijuana

Brian Jones Song: Original Stone


Jimi Hendrix 



James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music by other musicians and commentators in the industry,   and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres.
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Risk Factors: Heroin, Alcoholism, Marijuana, LSD, Cocaine

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower Live! Isle Of Wight


Janis Joplin




Janis Joplin Fine Art Print



Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – †October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time,   and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Cause of death: Accident - Overdosis. Risk Factors: Heroin, Alcoholism, Smoking, Amphetamines

Janis Joplin - Summertime


Jim Morrison


James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – †July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic frontmen in rockmusic history.  He was also the author of several books of poetry  and the director of a documentary and short film. Although Morrison was known for his baritone vocals, many fans, scholars and journalists alike have referenced his theatrical stage persona, self-destructive lifestyle and his work as a poet. Cause of death: Heart Failure. Risk Factors: Alcoholism, LSD, Peyote.

The Doors - When The Music's Over



Kurt Cobain


Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit


Karen Carpenter


Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo The Carpenters.
Karen Carpenter

Karen CarpenterAKA Karen Anne Carpenter

Born: 2-Mar-1950 

Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Died: 4-Feb-1983
Location of death: Downey, CA 

Cause of death: Anorexia
Risk Facors: Anorexia, Depression

Remains: Buried, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, CA

Autopsy Los Angeles (4-Feb-1983)
Exhumed from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, CA (11-Dec-2003)

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist

Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Carpenters

Father: Harold Carpenter (d. 1988)
Mother: Agnes Carpenter (d. 1996)
Brother: Richard Carpenter
Husband: Thomas James Burris (m. 30-Aug-1980, div. 1982)
Boyfriend: Alan Osmond 

Boyfriend: Terry Ellis (1975)
Boyfriend: John Adrian

    High School: Downey High School, Downey, CA
    University: California State University Long Beach

    Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumous Oct-1983

Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, a little known disease at the time, and died at the age of 32 from heart failure, later attributed to complications related to her illness.


On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her thirty-third birthday, Carpenter suffered heart failure at her parents' home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. The LA coroner gave the cause of death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa." Her divorce was scheduled to have been finalized that day.

The autopsy stated that Carpenter's death was the result of emetine cardiotoxicity due to anorexia nervosa. Under the anatomical summary, the first item was heart failure, with anorexia as second. The third finding was cachexia, which is extremely low weight and weakness and general body decline associated with chronic disease. Emetine cardio toxicity implies that Carpenter abused ipecac syrup, an easily obtained emetic medicine that is only meant to be taken by persons who have accidentally swallowed poison.

Both her late mother and her brother Richard disputed this finding. Both have stated that they never found empty vials of ipecac in her apartment nor was there any evidence that Karen had been vomiting. Richard believes that Karen was not willing to do this because it could damage her vocal cords, relying on laxatives alone to maintain her low body weight.

Her funeral service took place on February 8, 1983, at the Downey United Methodis Church. Carpenter, dressed in a rose colored suit, lay in an open white casket. Over a thousand mourners passed through to say goodbye, among them her friends Dorothy Hamill, Olivia Newton-John, Petula Clark, and Dionne Warwick. Carpenter's estranged husband Tom attended her funeral, where he took off his wedding ring and threw it into the casket.

She was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California. In 2003, she was re-interred, next to her parents, in a mausoleum at the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California.

Karen Carpenter was 32 years old...

This Masquerade

Official Website:


John Bonham

Cause of death: Accident - Choking
Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking, Heroin 


John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham (31 May 1948 – †25 September 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. He was renowned for his power, fast right foot, distinctive sound and "feel" for the groove. Bonham is described by the Encyclopædia Britannica as "the perfect model for all hard rock drummers that have followed him".

John Bonham

John BonhamAKA John Henry Bonham

Born: 31-May-1948 

Birthplace: Redditch, England
Died: 24-Sep-1980
Location of death: Windsor, England

Cause of death: Accident - Choking

Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking, Heroin
Remains: Cremated, Cutnall Green

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Drummer for Led Zeppelin, 1968-80




Hard roc, heavy metal, blues-rock, folk rock


Musician, songwriter


drums, percussion, vocals

Years active



Atlantic, Swan Song

Associated acts

Led Zeppelin, Band of Joy, Terry Web and the Spiders



John Bonham - Moby Dick

FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR: The Song Remains the Same (20-Oct-1976) Himself


Keith Moon



Cause of death: Accident - Overdose 

Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism, Amphetamines, PCP, Cocaine

Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – †7 September 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. He gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his destructive lifestyle that earned him the nickname, "Moon the Loon." Moon joined The Who in 1964, replacing Doug Sandom. He played on all albums from their debut, 1965's My Generation, to 1978's Who Are You, which was released two weeks before his death.

Moon was known for innovative, dramatic drumming, often eschewing basic back beats for a fluid, busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms and cymbal crashes.


Elliott Smith
Cause of death: Suicide 

He had long struggled with alcoholism, depression, and drug abuse.

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His song "Miss Misery", included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting, was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1997.

Elliott Smith -  Miss Misery


Michael Hutchence

Cause of death: Suicide 

Risk Factors: Cocaine 

Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960November 22, 1997) was an Australian singer-songwriter, most famous for his work with rock ban INXS.

Michael Hutchence Tribute-Why does my heart feel so bad

Michael Hutchence - "Baby, Let's Play House"


Cause of death: Assassination
John Winston Lennon (später John Winston Ono Lennon), MBE (* 9. Oktober 1940 in Liverpool, England; † 8. Dezember 1980 in New York, USA) war ein englischer Musiker, Komponist und Autor. Er war Mitgründer der britischen Musikgruppe The Beatles, für die er neben Paul McCartney die meisten Stücke schrieb.

John Lennon



Dennis Wilson
 Cause of death: Accident - Drowning
Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Cocaine, Heroin

Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – †December 28, 1983) was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member and the drummer of The Beach Boys. He was a member of the group from its formation until his death in 1983, though in keeping with recording studio practices of the time uncredited session musicians would be used. On stage in the 1970s and 1980s a second drummer would be used.

Compared to his bandmates, which included his brothers Brian and Carl, and his cousin Mike Love, Dennis sang infrequently, often not singing backup vocals at live performances, though he did so in the studio. He was commonly seen as the sex symbol of the band. His prominence in the group increased as their careers went on, sometimes singing lead, and writing towards and into the 1970s.


Freddie Mercury


Cause of death: AIDS

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). As a performer, he was known for his vocal prowess and flamboyant performances.  As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "We Are the Champions" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. Mercury, who was of Parsi descent and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star."   He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS) on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years,   and he continues to be cited as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.  


 Billy Holiday

 Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Risk Factors: Depression, Smoking, Alcoholism, Marijuana, Opium, Heroin

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 –† July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. 

Also known as Lady Day, Queen of Song

Nicknamed Lady Day   by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever."   She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit."