Bands That Lost Their Original Lead Singer

Created by florazina on 23 Sep 2021 | Last edited by florazina on 22 Oct 2021

Bands whose lead singers died while they were active.

1. The Crickets Artist

BUDDY HOLLY
• February 3, 1959 (aged 22)
• Cause of death: plane crash.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Rock 'n' Roll

Language:  English

2. The Doors Artist

JIM MORRISON
• July 3, 1971 (aged 27)
• Cause of death: accidental heroin overdose.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Blues, Psychedelic, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll

Languages:  English, Spanish

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd Artist

RONNIE VAN ZANT
• October 20, 1977 (aged 29)
• Cause of death: plane crash.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Blues, Country music, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Sweet Home AlabamaSimple ManFree Bird

4. Badfinger Artist

PETE HAM
• April 24, 1975 (aged 27)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Pop, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Baby BlueNo Matter WhatDay After Day

5. T. Rex Artist

MARC BOLAN
• September 16, 1977 (aged 29)
• Cause of death: car crash.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock 'n' Roll

Language:  English

6. AC/DC Artist

BON SCOTT
• February 19, 1980 (aged 33)
• Cause of death: alcohol poisoning.

Country:  Australia

Genres:  Hard Rock, Rock

Language:  English

7. Joy Division Artist

IAN CURTIS
• May 18, 1980 (aged 23)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

8. The Germs Artist

DARBY CRASH
• December 7, 1980 (aged 22)
• Cause of death: suicide by intentional heroin overdose.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

Popular songs:  ManimalLexicon Devil

BOB MARLEY
• May 11, 1981 (aged 36)
• Cause of death: acral lentiginous melanoma.

Country:  Jamaica

Genres:  Reggae, Ska

Languages:  English, English (Jamaican)

Popular songs:  One LoveIs This LoveNo Woman, No Cry

10. The Carpenters Artist

KAREN CARPENTER
• February 4, 1983 (aged 32)
• Cause of death: heart failure as a consequence of anorexia nervosa.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Languages:  English, Spanish

11. Sumo Artist

LUCA PRODAN
• December 22, 1987 (aged 34)
• Cause of death: cardiac arrest due to severe internal bleeding caused by liver cirrhosis.

Country:  Argentina

Genres:  Alternative, Rock

Languages:  Spanish, English

Popular songs:  RegtestLa Rubia TaradaQue me pisen

MIGUEL ABUELO
• March 26, 1988 (aged 34)
• Cause of death: cardiac arrest.

Country:  Argentina

Genres:  Reggae, Rock, New Wave

Language:  Spanish

13. Virus Artist

FEDERICO MOURA
• December 21, 1988 (aged 37)
• Cause of death: complications related to AIDS.

Country:  Argentina

Genres:  New Wave, Rock

Language:  Spanish

14. Queen Artist

FREDDIE MERCURY
• November 24, 1991 (aged 45)
• Cause of death: bronchopneumonia as a complication of AIDS

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Languages:  English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic

15. Mayhem Artist

DEAD
• April 8, 1991 (aged 22)
• Cause of death: suicide by gunshot after slitting his wrist and throat.

Country:  Norway

Genre:  Metal

Languages:  English, Latin

16. The Gits Artist

MIA ZAPATA
• July 7, 1993 (aged 27)
• Cause of death: murder.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

17. Nirvana Artist

KURT COBAIN
• April 5, 1994 (aged 27)
• Cause of death: suicide by gunshot.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Punk, Rock

Language:  English

18. Blind Melon Artist

SHANNON HOON
• October 21, 1995 (aged 28)
• Cause of death: cocaine overdose.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Soak the SinNo RainChange

19. Grateful Dead Artist

JERRY GARCÍA
• August 9, 1995 (aged 53)
• Cause of death: heart attack.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Progressive rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  RippleFriend Of The DevilAlthea

20. Sublime Artist

BRADLEY NOWELL
• May 25, 1996 (aged 28)
• Cause of death: heroine overdose.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Ska, Pop-Rock

Languages:  English, Spanish, French

Popular songs:  What I GotSanteriaBadfish

21. INXS Artist

MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
• November 22, 1997 (aged 37)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  Australia

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

22. Alice in Chains Artist

LAYNE STALEY
• April 5, 2002 (aged 34)
• Cause of death: heroine and cocaine overdose.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Metal, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Would?Black Gives Way To BlueRooster

23. TLC Artist

LISA "LEFT EYE" LOPES
• April 25, 2002 (aged 30)
• Cause of death: car crash.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Funk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular songs:  WaterfallsUnprettyAin't 2 Proud 2 Beg

24. Type O Negative Artist

PETER STEELE
• April 14, 2010 (aged 48)
• Cause of death: sepsis caused by diverticulitis.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Gothic/Darkwave, Metal

Language:  English

25. Heaven & Hell Artist

RONNIE JAMES DIO
• May 16, 2010 (aged 67)
• Cause of death: stomach cancer.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

26. Crashdïet Artist

DAVE LEPARD
• January 13, 2006 (aged 25)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  Sweden

Genres:  Metal, Rock

Language:  English

27. Boston Artist

BRAD DELP
• March 9, 2007 (aged 55)
• Cause of death: suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Hard Rock, Progressive rock

Language:  English

28. Anal Cunt Artist

SETH PUTNAM
• June 11, 2011 (aged 43)
• Cause of death: heart attack.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Grindcore

Language:  English

29. Beastie Boys Artist

MCA
• May 4, 2012 (aged 47)
• Cause of death: salivary gland cancer.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

30. Suicide Silence Artist

MITCH LUCKER
• November 1, 2012 (aged 28)
• Cause of death: motorcycle accident.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Metalcore/Hardcore

Language:  English

31. Stone Temple Pilots Artist

SCOTT WEILAND
• December 3, 2015 (aged 48)
• Cause of death: accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and MDA.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Fare Thee WellPlushCreep

32. The Eagles Artist

GLENN FREY
• January 18, 2016 (aged 67)
• Cause of death: complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia

Country:  United States

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

33. Soundgarden Artist

CHRIS CORNELL
• May 18, 2017 (aged 52)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Rock

Language:  English

34. Linkin Park Artist

CHESTER BENNINGTON
• July 20, 2017 (aged 41)
• Cause of death: suicide by hanging.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Rock

Languages:  English, Japanese

TOM PETTY
• October 2, 2017 (aged 66)
• Cause of death: accidental drug overdose.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

36. The Cranberries Artist

DOLORES O'RIORDAN
• January 15, 2018 (aged 46)
• Cause of death: drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

Country:  Ireland

Genres:  Alternative, Pop-Rock, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  DreamsOde to My FamilyPromises

37. Huntress Artist

JILL JANUS
• August 14, 2018 (aged 42)
• Cause of death: suicide, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

ALEXI LAIHO
• December 29, 2020 (aged 41)
• Cause of death: fatty liver disease and pancreatic fibrosis.

Country:  Finland

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

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Iosu Expósito (guitarist and vocalist) - May 31, 1992 (aged 31) - AIDS-related pneumonia
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