The Most Shocking Murders In Music History

From 2Pac to Selena, these musicians were taken too soon.

It’s always difficult when beloved musicians pass away before their time, but it’s even more tragic when they’re taken from us with a senseless act of violence.

From rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, to reggae trailblazer Peter Tosh, their deaths left us stunned and sad. Bizarrely, the crimes were sometimes perpetrated by those close to the musicians. Latin America’s own Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, and Motown great Marvin Gaye was shot by his own father. Regardless of the circumstances, we still feel the loss of these fine artists today. Thankfully, we still have their music to keep their memories and message alive. Head up to the gallery above for the most shocking murders in popular music history.

Even more surprising is the sheer number of cases that are still unsolved or under investigation decades after the violence occurred.

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