5 Musicians who died in 2017 – Finally now it’s at the end of 2017, anyway Happy new year 2018!
During this year, a lot of happening events and grief in the entertainment world, not to mention the musicians. This time we will discuss the sad news.
Anyone who lives on this earth will surely experience death. Well, no one knows when it will happen to us or to our loved ones. Likewise the musicians below, no one suspects his death.
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1. Tom Petty
Thomas Earl Petty or better known as Tom Petty is one of the rock music legend, some of his famous songs are “Free Fallin” and “American Girl.” Tom Petty blew his last breath on October 2, 2017, ago at the age of 66 years. The cause of death of a man who was born on October 20, 1950, is due to a heart attack.
Prior to his solo career, Tom Petty also joined the Heartbreakers until 1987. During his career, Tom Petty has produced 13 studio albums, 8 video albums and 68 singles. He has also worked with several other legendary musicians, such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash and more.
2. Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington was a vocalist of the famous rock band, Linkin Park. First gained his fame as a vocalist in the 2000s, after Linkin Park launched their début album “hybrid Theory” which was a huge success.
The man who was born on 20 March 1976 died on July 20, 2017, at the age of 41 years, the cause of the death of Chester Bennington is suicide. He was found dead at his residence in California, United States. He left a wife and 6 children.
During his career with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington successfully popularized some songs, including Papercut, Crawling, Numb, One Step Closer, etc. He has also joined “Gray Daze” and “Stone Temple Pilots” from 2013 to 2015.
3. Chris Cornell
Another musicians who died in 2017 was Chris Cornell. Alternate rock music lovers will know Chris Cornell. However, word got out on May 17, 2017, that the Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist has died at the age of 52 years.
A paramedic states that Cornell proved suicide in his hotel room by hanging himself. In addition a band (thin ribbon of cotton) also wrapped around his neck.
In addition to joining Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell also had several times released his solo work. One of the well-known songs is “You Know My Name” which became the theme song of the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
4. Kim Jonghyun
The news of grief then comes from K-Pop music. SHINee boyband member Kim Jonghyun was found dead in an apartment in Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong area on Monday, December 18, 2017, at around 6 pm local times. Jongyun suspected of committing suicide by inhaling toxic substances from a heated coal briquette on a frying pan.
Jonghyun is rumored to suffer from prolonged depression. As planned, before ending his life Jonghyun has completed his work on an INSPIRED solo concert tour on 9-10 December 2017 at Olympic Handball Stadium, Seoul, South Korea.
5. Butch Trucks
The rock band drummer “The Allman Brothers”, Butch Truck ended his life on January 24, 2017, at around 6 pm. Butch Truck committed suicide at the age of 69 by shooting his head with a gun, at which time Butch’s young wife Melinda stood not far from him. As reported by Pitchfork, they were in West Palm Beach condos. Digital Music News reported, the cause of Butch suicide due to debt.
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