It always hits fans hard when they lose beloved music artists, especially when the deaths come unexpectedly. Fortunately, artists have troves of tunes fans can sift through to remind them of the hits they love. But when we all can rally around new releases after the artists have passed away, there are times when we tend to flock to those final bits of music.
With all the troubles Justin Bieber is going through recently, fans are beginning to wonder if the people in his life are the source of his problematic behavior. Sometimes lovers and friends turn out to be plagues. For Bieber and many other musicians, these people can result in bad behavior and there’s no stopping them.
Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun told to rethink his friendship with budding rapper Lil Za and to boot him from the singer’s home. The advice went unheeded and Bieber’s house was raided by police after an egg-throwing incident resulting in Lil Za’s arrest on drug possession.
Plane crashes. Substance abuse. Gun violence. All 15 of the artists on this list of musicians, rappers, and singers were taken at a flourishing point in their careers, and devoted fans continue to mourn their loss.
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