Bizarre And Mysterious Musicians’ Suicides

1. Johnny Ace, rhythm and blues singer

There are a lot of rumors about his death to be heard nowadays. It happened in Houston, Texas in 1959. He was performing a show there and went away to have some rest during the break between the sets. Next time someone saw him he was shot dead. The fact that it was a suicide was obvious: it was committed with his own gun. Some people say that Johnny was playing Russian roulette and shot himself dead; others say it was an accident. They say that he was playing with his pistol and when someone told him to be careful with it he laughed and replied that it’s not loaded and decided to prove it by pointing it to his head and pushing the trigger.

2. Charles Haddon, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

Charles Haddon, a front man of British synthpop band, committed suicide in the backstage’s parking area. He climbed up a satellite mast and plunged to his death after playing in front of a crowd on Belgian music festival. People say he was very upset about the fact that a young woman was seriously injured during their performance and stage jumping. Conscious or drugs? Who knows, maybe both…

3. Donny Hathaway, soul singer

Donny was an African American musician of the late 70s. He committed suicide by jumping from his room on the 15th floor of New York’s Essex House Hotel. Nothing special, huh? But before that fatal jump he was very anxious and paranoid, telling his friends that white people are haunting him and trying to use machines to get into his head and steal his ideas and his music.

4. Noel Mewton-Wood, concert pianist

This Australian musician committed suicide by drinking prussic acid. For those who don’t know, the death from drinking acid is really torturous and one should be really nuts to choose such an unusual way to say goodbye to this world. Noel was depressed and blamed himself over the death of his gay lover, probably that’s the reason why he decided to punish himself in such a tough way.

5. Jim Morrison, The Doors

The circumstances of his death are still unrevealed. He was found in his bathroom loaded with drugs. The weird thing is his girlfriend Pamela Courson couldn’t explain his death and was found in the bathtub several years later, just like her former sweetheart.

6. Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

He shot himself dead, but some people still hesitate and suspect a murder. There is a theory that he was killed by his wife Courtney Love, and poor woman still suffers from the shadow of this rumor. This theory doesn’t match his death note which he had left: “I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy and a daughter who reminds me too much of what i used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function”. That looks more like and answer…

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