Artists who were killed over the years

Created by osiris71 on 13 Nov 2019 | Last edited by osiris71 on 24 Apr 2021
Artists who were killed over the years

This is a collection about artists from around the world who were murdered.

1. Sam Cooke Artist

Sam Cooke died after being shot by a woman in self-defense, at the age of 33, on December 11, 1964.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Religious, Pop, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

2. Scrapper Blackwell Artist

Died on October 7, 1962 (aged 59), after being shot during a mugging.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Blues

Language:  English

3. John Lennon Artist

Died on December 8, 1980, at age 40, after being shot by a fan, M. D. Chapman.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Pop, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Language:  English

Popular songs:  ImagineStand by MeJealous Guy

4. Marvin Gaye Artist

Died on April 1, 1984 (aged 44), after being shot by his own father.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Jazz

Languages:  English, German

5. Peter Tosh Artist

Died on September 11, 1987 (aged 42), after being tortured and killed by men who were attempting to rob him in his home.

Country:  Jamaica

Genre:  Reggae

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Legalize ItEqual RightsNo Nuclear War

6. Igor Talkov Artist

Died on October 6, 1991 (aged 34), after being shot during a concert in Saint Petersburg.

Country:  Russia

Genres:  Pop, Singer-songwriter

Language:  Russian

7. Mikhail Krug Artist

Died on July 1, 2002 (aged 40), after being shot by two intruders, in his house from Tver.

8. Mihaela Runceanu Artist

Mihaela Runceanu died on November 1, 1989 (aged 34), smothered with a pillow by a personal friend of hers, in her own studio flat from Bucharest.

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Romanian

Died on March 9, 1997 (aged 24) after being shot in Los Angeles.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular songs:  HypnotizeBig PoppaWho Shot Ya?

10. 2Pac Artist

Died on September 13, 1996 (aged 25), after being shot four times, in Las Vegas.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

11. Lucky Dube Artist

He was shot dead by robbers, on October 18, 2007 (aged 43), at Johannesburg.

Country:  South Africa

Genre:  Reggae

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Remember MeCrazy WorldFugitive

12. Facundo Cabral Artist

Cabral was shot and killed on July 9, 2011 (aged 74), during a tour in Guatemala.

Country:  Argentina

Genres:  Folk, Poetry

Language:  Spanish

13. Selena Artist

Died on March 31, 1995 (aged 23), after being shot by a woman.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Cumbia, Latino, Pop, R&B/Soul

Languages:  Spanish, English

14. Valentin Elizalde Artist

Shot and killed on November 25, 2006 (aged 27), after a concert.

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  Spanish

15. XXXTentacion Artist

Died on June 18, 2018, (aged 20), after being shot on Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop

Languages:  English, Spanish, Korean

Popular songs:  infinity (888)Look At MeRestInPussy

16. Victor Jara Artist

Tortured and killed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, on September 16, 1973 (aged 40)

Country:  Chile

Genres:  Folk, Singer-songwriter

Language:  Spanish

17. Christina Grimmie Artist

Died on June 10, 2016 (aged 22), after being shot by an obsessed fan.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Pop, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

18. Hacer Tülü Artist

Died on June 20, 2018 (aged 40), after being shot in a nightclub.

Country:  Turkey

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Turkish

Popular songs:  Dili BallımÖmür Törpüsü

19. Earth, Wind & Fire Artist

Don Myrick, saxophonist, died on July 30, 1993 (aged 53), after being shot by a policeman.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Disco, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Psychedelic, R&B/Soul, Rock

Language:  English

20. Mayhem Artist

Guitarist Euronymous died on August 10, 1993 (aged 25), when he was stabbed by a former bandmate.

Country:  Norway

Genre:  Metal

Languages:  English, Latin

21. Pantera Artist

Dimebag Darrell, guitarist, died on December 8, 2004 (aged 38), after being shot multiple times by a fan, during a concert.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Cemetery GatesI'm BrokenDomination

22. Squeezer Artist

On February 1, 2016, singer Jim Reeves was killed by two roommates in a hostel in Berlin. He was 47.

Country:  Germany

Genres:  Pop, Disco, Eurodance

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Sweet KissesBlue JeansWithout You

23. Kaoma Artist

On January 19, 2017, Loalwa Braz (lead singer), was killed after a robbery who went wrong. She was 63.

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Pop

Languages:  Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English

Popular songs:  Dançando lambadaBantuDanca tago mago

24. Matoub Lounès Artist

Died on June 25, 1998 (aged 42), when his car was fired upon by masked gunmen.

Country:  Algeria

Genre:  Folk

Language:  Kabyle

25. Nipsey Hussle Artist

Died on March 31, 2019 (aged 33), after being shot in Los Angeles.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

26. Al Bowlly Artist

He was killed on April 17, 1941 (aged 43) in London by a Luftwaffe parachute mine.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Jazz

Language:  English

27. The Gits Artist

Mia Zapata (lead singer) died on July 7, 1993 (aged 27), when she was raped and strangled in Seattle.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

28. Riot Artist

Rhett Forrester (lead singer) died on January 22, 1994 (aged 37), after being shot when he refused to give up his vehicle in an attempted carjacking.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

Popular song:  Bloodstreets

29. K-Paz De La Sierra Artist

Sergio Gòmez (lead vocalist) died on Decembe 2, 2007 (aged 34) after he was abducted, tortured and strangled by gunmen.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

30. Apes of God Artist

The vocalist Cèzar Canales died on August 6, 2019 (aged 27), after being shot in the head, while the band was performing a concert.

Country:  El Salvador

Genre:  Metal

Language:  English

Popular song:  Empty Hell

31. Feis Ecktuh Artist

Died on January 1, 2019, when he was shot in Rotterdam.

Country:  Netherlands

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  Dutch

Popular song:  Hard Van Buiten

32. Quilapayún Artist

Guillermo "Willy" Oddò (lead singer) was assassinated on November 7, 1991(aged 48).

Country:  Chile

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

33. Sergio Vega Artist

Died on June 26, 2010 (aged 40), after being shot on his way to perform at a village festival concert.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

On November 29, 1993, Mihalea was murdered in his apartment from Bucharest, during a robbery. He was 41.

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Pop-Folk

Language:  Romanian

35. Zapp Artist

Roger Troutman, the founder and leader of the band died on April 25, 1999 (aged 47), after being shot by his own brother, Larry, also a member of the band.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Funk

Language:  English

She was murdered in her house, on April 27, 1986 (aged 36). It's not known who did it to this day.

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Italian

37. Andrzej Zaucha Artist

He was killed out of jealousy, by French film director Yves Goulais, on October 10, 1991 (aged 42)

Country:  Poland

Genres:  Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul

Language:  Polish

38. Lil Marlo Artist

Killed by shooting on July 11, 2020 (aged 30)

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular song:  Stick to the Code

39. FBG Duck Artist

Killed by shooting on August 4, 2020 (aged 27)

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular song:  I’m From 63RD

40. Killah P Artist

He was murdered on September 18, 2013 (aged 34)

Country:  Greece

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  Greek

41. The Miami Showband Artist

Three members of the band (O'Toole, McCoy and Geraghty) were killed by two terrorists from Ulster Volunteer
Force, on 31 July 1975.

Country:  Ireland

Genre:  Pop

Language:  English

Popular songs:  It's Over GoodbyeLove Is

42. Proof Artist

Proof was killed by shooting in Detroit, on April 11, 2006. He was 32.

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular songs:  Forgive MeClap Wit Me

43. Sabotage Artist

The rapper was killed by shooting on January 24, 2003 (aged 29)

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  Portuguese

Popular songs:  Respeito é pra quem temMun-Rá

44. Hachalu Hundessa Artist

Killed by shooting on June 29, 2020 (aged 33)

Country:  Ethiopia

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  Oromo

Popular songs:  Maalan JiraJirra

45. Pop Smoke Artist

Killed by shooting on February 19, 2020, during a robbery (aged 20).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular songs:  HelloFor The NightDior

46. Felipe Arriaga Artist

He was murdered by shooting on November 3, 1988 (aged 51)

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

47. Las Chic's Artist

Singer Flor Loperena was killed by gunshot in 1988.

Country:  Mexico

Genres:  Pop, Rock

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  Yo quiero un Beatle

48. Guty Cárdenas Artist

He was killed, at the age of 27, by a stray bullet during a gunfight in a Mexico City bar.

Country:  Mexico

Genres:  Folk, Opera, Singer-songwriter

Language:  Spanish

Yturbe was murdered on November 28, 1987, by shooting (aged 51)

Country:  Mexico

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Spanish

Popular songs:  Confidencias de amorVerónica

50. Desechables Artist

Miguel González López, the guitarist, died in 1983 (aged 26), when he tried to rob a jeweler's shop with a toy gun. He was shot by the owner of the shop.

Country:  Spain

Genres:  Punk, Rock

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  No me consigues divertir

51. House of Freaks Artist

Singer and guitarist Bryan Harvey, along with his wife and their two daughters, was murdered on January 1, 2006. He was 49.

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Blues, Rock

Language:  English

Popular song:  40 Years

Comments
malucamaluca    Sat, 20/02/2021 - 18:42

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On 31 July 1975, five members of the band were travelling by minibus back to Dublin from a gig in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. At the townland of Buskhill, outside of Newry, they were stopped at a bogus military checkpoint by gunmen dressed in British Army uniform, who ordered them to get out and line up by the roadside. The gunmen were members of a loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Two gunmen hid a time bomb on the minibus, but it exploded prematurely and killed them. The remaining gunmen then opened fire on the band members, killing O'Toole, McCoy and Geraghty and wounding Lee and Travers.

malucamaluca    Sat, 24/04/2021 - 19:04

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On New Year's Day, 2006, singer and guitarist Bryan Harvey, his wife Kathryn, and their daughters Stella and Ruby were found brutally murdered in the basement of their Richmond home. The killers, who had killed several other people as well, were found and convicted.