An American singer and songwriter. She experimented with a variety of drugs and drank heavily throughout her life, and died at 27 from a result of heroin overdose and alcohol consumption.A video of her parents reading fan letters.
Age: Dec. at 27 (1943-1970)
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
#18 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#33 on The Best Singers of All Time
Lead singer for the famous band, The Doors.
Having struggled with with both drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life, Jim Morrison died of a heart attack triggered by an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 27.If you're a big fan of Morrison and want to visit his last U.S. home click here. Pay tribute to this great musician!
Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)
#5 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#30 on The Best Singers of All Time
Considered by some to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music. He was well-known for his use of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD, and his angry tirades when consumed with alcohol.A drug-drenched life of rock and roll finally led to a respiratory arrest caused by alcohol, barbituate, and vomit inhalation on September 18, 1970.
Age: Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
#45 on The Best Rock Vocalists
The bassist of the Sex Pistols and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ten days after a drug-stained stabbing of Nancy Spungen on October 12, 1978, Sid Vicious attempted suicide by unsuccessfully slitting his wrists.
However, it was on February 1, 1979 at his post-bail party that Sid overdosed on heroin and was found dead with a suicide note in his jacket.See his behavior in this video report.
Age: Dec. at 22 (1957-1979)
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom