Live Fast, Die Weird: The Most Bizarre Deaths In Music History

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It’s been said that rock ‘n’roll is a hazardous business. Too many of music’s best and brightest have fallen victim to drug overdoses, murders, plane crashes and other unfortunate events. But then there are those deaths that are so unexpected, so unpredictable, so bizarre, that we’re left scratching our heads even after all these years.

Music is full of one-of-a-kind characters, so in a way it’s fitting that they meet their maker in totally unique ways. There’s the rocker who was crushed by a hay-bale, and another who died of drink -not of alcohol poisoning but by the maraschino¬†cherry in his cocktail. Coyotes, electrocution, drowning, even pesticides; freak accidents have taken greats from us far too soon. Head up to the gallery above for some unbelievably weird ways that these musicians went out. Trust us, you can’t make this stuff up. Be careful out there, folks!

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