15 Amazing Musicians Who Passed Away Before 40

Musicians have a reputation for being some of the most entertaining people on the planet. Unfortunately, many of them don’t make it past their 40th birthday – if that long. While there are hundreds of musicians that live long, healthy lives, it seems some of the most tragic stories to come out of Hollywood involve the death of musicians at an age that’s much too young. Some of our greatest entertainers never saw their 40s – many of them never even saw their 30s. Read on to find out which famous and amazing artists were taken from the world much too early.

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Tiffany Raiford is an experienced writer with more than 7,000 published articles. A wife and mother, she spends her time playing with her little girls, reading, writing and attempting to keep her house clean.
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