From Heart Attacks to Gunshots: Artists who died PERFORMING


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    Some people really gives their all onstage-sometimes, very literally. Over the course of modern musical history, there have been more performances than you might imagine where those onstage have died right in the middle of their set. Here are 7 musical artists who lost their lives while doing what they love most.

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David Olney

    Olney, an American folk singer whose work has been covered by Steve Earle and Linda Rondstadt, died on January 18, 2020. He suffered a heart attack while onstage at the 30A Songwriter Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

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Lee Morgan

    An American jazz trumpter, Morgan was killed on February 19, 1972, in the wee hours of the night at Slugs Saloon in New York Citys East Village. His wife Helen Moore shot him when he was performing.

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MC Daleste

    Brazilian rapper MC Daleste, born Daniel Pedreira Senna Pellegrine, was fatally shot in the gut while performing a free show in Sao Paulo. His death sadly marks one of several in the Brazilian funk scene.

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Johnny Ace

    Born John Marshall Alexander Jr., the R&B singer had several hits in the 1950s. But at just 25 years old, he died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot. During a break between sets in 1954 on Christmas Day in Houston, Texas, Ace was playing with a revolver, something his bandmates said he did often.

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KK

    Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, died on May 31 after a performance at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata

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Sib Hashian

    Former drummer for the rock band Boston, Sib Hashian passed away on March 22, 2017 after a heart attack.

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Tiny Tim

    Born Herbert Buckingham Khaury, popularly known as Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack on September 28, 1996. He was recording a video interview at the Montague Bookmill.

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