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07

Music Industry Legends Who Died Too Young

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The music industry can be notoriously unforgiving. Some of the world’s greatest guitarists died before reaching the ripe age of 30. Drugs, alcohol, suicide, and plane crashes have all claimed the lives of talented musicians too soon. Here’s a look at some music legends who died young:

Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain

Jimi Hendrix died in London on September 18, 1970; he was only 27 years old. The exact cause of Hendrix’s death is somewhat unclear. Sources agree that Hendrix choked on his own vomit and that there were traces of his girlfriend’s sleeping pills in his system. “Guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix was one of the most charismatic performers of his generation, and he helped redefine the sound of rock. His sonic explorations drew from a wide range of influences, and he stret