Too many music stars have died too young, leaving behind legacies that have gone on to have extraordinary influence in the music world.
Stars who were taken too soon include rock'n'roll front men, pop icons and some of the best soul singers. Some of whom encountered huge commercial success in their lifetime whist others only achieved it after their death.
An astounding majority on our list show a staggering number of young and incredibly talented artists who experienced difficulties in coping with the fame and lifestyle that came with their musical success.
They experienced careers that often led to self destructive habits, addiction, and media notoriety, all of which inevitably culminated in tragic deaths that cut short the success of many who were in their musical prime.