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Hint, Year and Cause of DeathAnswer
Pioneering electric guitarist - Died from asphyxiation after a drug overdose in 1970
Lead singer end songwriter for The Doors - Died from suspected heart failure in 1971
Rolling Stones founder and guitarist - Drowned in a swimming pool in 1969
Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother and the Holding Company among others - Died in from a drug overdose in 1970
Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana - Died in 1994 by a self-inflicted shotgun wound
Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe - Died from a drug overdose in 1994
Bluesman - Died in 1938 from suspected strychnine poisoning
Jamaican reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle - Died in a car crash in 1980
Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat - Died in 1970 from a drug overdose, possible suicide
Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead - Died in 1973 from gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism
Painter and graffiti artist - Died from a drug overdose in 1988
Bassist for the Stooges - Died from pulmonary edema in 1975
Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger - Committed suicide in 1975
Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers - Disappeared in 1995.Officially presumed dead November 23, 2008
Vocalist of The Drifters - Died from a drug overdose in 1964
Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click - Shot to death in 1998
Original member of Spanky and Our Gang - Died in 1968 from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty space heater
Hint, Year and Cause of DeathAnswer
Former bassist of Uriah Heep - Died from a drug overdose in 1975
Frontman and vocalist of Dyke & the Blazers - Shot to death in 1971
R&B singer - Died from diabetic coma in 1972
Singer-songwriter and guitarist of Big Star - Died in a car crash in 1978
Russian poet, rock musician and songwriter - Committed suicide in 1988
Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen - Died in a motorcycle accident in 1989
Rapper and member of Lost Boyz - Shot to death in 1999
Background singer for Passion Fruit - Died in a plane crash in 2001
The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator - Died from a drug overdose in 2003
Mexican banda singer - Shot to death in 2006
Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone - Died in 1973 after falling off a horse
Brazilian composer - Died in 1892. Unknown cause of death
Ragtime musician - Died from neurosyphilitic sclerosis in 1908
R&B singer and songwriter - Died in a car crash in 1960
Organ player of Chase - Died in a plane crash along with three other band members in 1974
Bassist with 1970s german rock band Triumvirat - Died from carbon monoxide poisoning in 1977
Lead singer of the Gits - Beaten, raped and murdered in 1993

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