Famous music stars died as a result of Murder

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world died in Murder:

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 Bologna-November 2, 1975 Ostia) a.k.a. P.P. Pasolini, Paul Pasolini or Pierpaolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, novelist, actor, journalist, screenwriter, philosopher, linguist, playwright, painter, politician and writer.

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 Hazlehurst-August 16, 1938 Greenwood) a.k.a. Johnson, Robert or Robert Leroy Johnson was an American singer, musician, songwriter and guitarist.

His albums: I Believe I'll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues, 32-20 Blues / Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Come on in My Kitchen / They're Red Hot, Kind Hearted Woman / Terraplane Blues, Cross Road Blues / Rambling on My Mind, Walking Blues / Sweet Home Chicago, From Four Till Late / Hellhound on My Trail, Little Queen of Spades / Me and the Devil Blues, Malted Milk / Milcow's Calf Blues and Stones in My Passway / I'm a Steady Rolling Man. Genres: Blues, Delta blues, Country blues and Rock music.

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 Clarksdale-December 11, 1964 Hacienda Motel) also known as Sam Cook or Samuel Cook was an American singer, entrepreneur and singer-songwriter. He had one child, Linda Womack.

His albums include At the Copa, The Man Who Invented Soul, Sam Cooke 20 Great Hits, 20 Greatest Hits, All Hits, Greatest, Hits!, Keep Movin' On, Portrait of a Legend 1951–1964 and Sam Cooke with The Soul Stirrers. Genres related to him: Gospel music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Pop music and Jazz.

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Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius (December 1, 1951 Norristown-September 21, 1987 Fort Lauderdale) also known as Jaco Pastorious, Pastorius, Jaco, John Francis Pastorius III or John Francis Anthony Pastorius III was an American musician, songwriter, record producer, professor, teacher, bassist and composer.

His albums include Jaco Pastorius, The Birthday Concert, Invitation, Broadway Blues, Curtain Call, Golden Roads, Heavy'n Jazz, Holiday for Pans, Honestly Live - Solo and Jaco Pastorius. Genres: Jazz, Kozmigroov, Funk, Jazz fusion, Jazz-funk, Big Band and Folk jazz.

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Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo (January 10, 1939 The Bronx-February 12, 1976 West Hollywood) also known as Salvatore Mineo, Jr., Jr, The Switchblade Kid, Salvatore Mineo, Jr. or Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. was an American actor.

His albums: The Complete Epic Recordings.

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Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell (August 20, 1966 Arlington-December 8, 2004 Columbus) a.k.a. Diamond Darrell, Dimebag from Pantera, Pantera - Dimebag, Lance Abbott or Darrell Abbott was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

Genres he performed include Heavy metal, Groove metal, Thrash metal, Hard rock, Glam metal and Southern rock.

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Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938 Philadelphia-February 19, 1972 New York City) also known as Morgan, Lee was an American trumpeter and composer.

His albums include The Rumproller, !Caramba!, Lee-Way, The Best of Lee Morgan: The Blue Note Years, The Best of Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder, Tom Cat, Jazz Profile, The Finest in Jazz and Delightfulee. Genres: Bebop, Hard bop and Jazz.

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Felix Pappalardi

Felix Pappalardi (December 30, 1939 The Bronx-April 17, 1983 Manhattan) also known as Pappalardi, Felix was an American record producer, songwriter and singer.

Genres related to him: Rock music, Hard rock and Blues rock.

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Marc Blitzstein

Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 Philadelphia-January 22, 1964 Fort-de-France) also known as Mark Blitzstein, Blitzstein, Marc or Marcus Samuel Blitzstein was an American composer.

His albums include Juno (original Broadway cast), No for an Answer (1941 original cast), The Cradle Will Rock (1994 Blank Theatre Company, Los Angeles cast), Regina (2/2), Regina (1/2), The Cradle Will Rock (Original 1985 Cast Recording), The Complete Works for Solo Piano, The Cradle Will Rock (disc 2, Side 3), Musical Theatre Premières and The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper). Genres he performed: Opera, Ballet and 20th-century classical music.

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Kerem Yılmazer

Kerem Yılmazer (February 2, 1945 Denizli-November 20, 2003 Istanbul) a.k.a. Yılmazer, Kerem or Muhittin Kerem Yilmazer was a Turkish actor, singer and voice actor.

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Mia Zapata

Mia Zapata (August 25, 1965 Louisville-July 7, 1993 Seattle) also known as Zapata, Mia was an American singer.

Her related genres: Punk rock, Blues, Punk blues, Hardcore punk and Grunge.

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Euronymous (March 22, 1968 Egersund-August 10, 1993 Oslo) also known as Øystein Aarseth or Destructor was a Norwegian guitarist, musician and entrepreneur.

Genres he performed: Black metal, Death metal and Thrash metal.

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Jaki Byard

Jaki Byard (June 15, 1922 Worcester-February 11, 1999 Boston) a.k.a. Byard, Jaki was an American jazz pianist and composer.

His albums include Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Seventeen, Hi-Fly, Here's Jaki, Out Front!, Sunshine of My Soul, The Jaki Byard Experience, Solo Piano / Jaki Byard With Strings, Phantasies, To Them – To Us and Phantasies II. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Al Jackson, Jr.

Al Jackson, Jr. (November 27, 1935 Memphis-October 1, 1975 Memphis) otherwise known as Jackson, Al, Jr. was an American drummer and musician.

Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk and Memphis soul.

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Prince Far I

Prince Far I (February 11, 2015 Spanish Town-September 15, 1983 Jamaica) also known as Prince Far-I, King Cry Cry, Michael Williams, Michael James Williams or Michael Leopold Williams was a Jamaican , .

Discography: Livity, Jamaican Heroes, Voice of Thunder, Dubwise, The Golden Years 1977-1983, Psalms for I, Black Man Land, Cry Freedom Dub, Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 and Cry Tuff Dub Encounter, Chapter 4. Genres he performed include Reggae.

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Theo van Gogh

Theo van Gogh (July 23, 1957 The Hague-November 2, 2004 Amsterdam) otherwise known as Gogh, Theo van, Valéry Boutade, Theo or Theodoor van Gogh was a Dutch film director, author, film producer, actor, free speech activist and screenwriter. He had one child, Liewe van Gogh.

Related albums: and .

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Terry Knight

Terry Knight (April 9, 1943 Lapeer-November 1, 2004 Temple) was an American record producer, songwriter, radio personality, singer, talent manager and promoter.

His related genres: Rock music and Pop music.

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John Whitehead

John Whitehead (July 10, 1948 Philadelphia-May 11, 2004 Philadelphia) also known as Whitehead, John was an American record producer, songwriter, musician and singer.

Genres he performed: Disco, Rhythm and blues and Philadelphia soul.

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Johnny Jackson

Johnny Jackson (March 3, 1951 Gary-March 1, 2006) was an American musician.

Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Dance music, Rock music and Pop music.

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David "Stringbean" Akeman

David "Stringbean" Akeman (June 17, 1916 Annville-November 10, 1973 Ridgetop) a.k.a. Stringbean was an American artist and musician.

Discography: Front Porch Funnies. Genres he performed include Country.

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Jackie Neal

Jackie Neal (July 7, 1967 United States of America-March 10, 2005) a.k.a. Neal, Jackie was an American singer.

Her albums: Down in da Club.

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Nasrat Parsa

Nasrat Parsa (February 22, 1968 Kabul-May 8, 2005 Vancouver) was an Afghan singer.

Genres he performed include Pop music, Soft rock and Ghazal.

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Mac Dre

Mac Dre (July 5, 1970 Oakland-November 1, 2004 Kansas City) otherwise known as Mac Drizzle, Mac Dreezy, Mac Drevious, Thizzelle Washington, Mr. Furly, Thizz King, Pill Clinton, Ronald Dregan, The Make it Happen Cap'n, Andre McEnroe, Andre Maccassi, The Thizzard of Oz, The Mac Named Dre, and Thizzy Marley was an American record producer, screenwriter and rapper.

His albums: Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Game, Back n da Hood, Rapper Gone Bad, The Best of Mac Dre, Young Black Brotha, It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It, Pill Clinton, What's Really Goin' On?, Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics and Thizzelle Washington. Genres he performed include Gangsta rap, Hyphy, West Coast hip hop, Hip hop music and G-funk.

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Dora Gerson

Dora Gerson (March 23, 1899 Berlin-February 14, 1943 Auschwitz concentration camp) otherwise known as Dorothea Gerson was a German singer and actor. She had two children, Miriam Sluizer and Abel Juda Sluizer.

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Blade Icewood

Blade Icewood (March 14, 1977-April 19, 2005) was an American rapper.

His related genres: Hip hop music.

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Deon van der Walt

Deon van der Walt (July 28, 1958 Cape Town-November 29, 2005) was a South African , .

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Scrapper Blackwell

Scrapper Blackwell (February 21, 1903 North Carolina-October 7, 1962 Indianapolis) also known as Blackwell, Scrapper was an American , .

His albums include Blues Before Sunrise, No Good Woman Blues / Alley Sally Blues, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 1928–1932, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 1934–1958, Mr. Scrapper's Blues and Elegia: Virtuoso Guitar Music From Brasil. Genres he performed include Chicago blues and Piedmont blues.

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Gulshan Kumar

Gulshan Kumar (May 5, 1956 New Delhi-August 12, 1997 Mumbai) also known as Gulshan Dua or Kumar, Gulshan was an Indian businessperson and film producer. He had two children, Tulsi Kumar and Bhushan Kumar.

His albums: Satnam Sri Wahe Guru Ehee Naam Hai Adhara.

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Peter Ivers

Peter Ivers (September 20, 1946 Illinois-March 3, 1983) also known as Ivers, Peter was an American , .

His most well known albums: Knight of the Blue Communion. Genres he performed: New Wave and Rock music.

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Bryan Harvey

Bryan Harvey (April 27, 1956 Richmond-January 1, 2006) was an American musician and guitarist.

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Paul C

Paul C (September 20, 1964-July 17, 1989) was an American record producer.

Genres he performed include East Coast hip hop, Pop rock and Hip hop music.

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Walter Scott

Walter Scott (February 7, 1943 St. Louis-December 27, 1983 Saint Peters) also known as Scott, Walter was an American singer.

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Big Hawk

Big Hawk (November 15, 1969 Houston-May 1, 2006) a.k.a. H.A.W.K. was an American rapper.

His most well known albums: Under Hawk's Wings, Endangered Species, Wreckin' 2004, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3, Still Wreckin', Hawk and Since The Grey Tapes, Vol. 4. Genres: Southern hip hop, Rhythm and blues and Chopped and screwed.

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Stretch (April 8, 1968 Queens-November 29, 1995 Queens Village) also known as Randy Walker was an American actor, rapper and music producer.

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Jason Mizell

Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 Brooklyn-October 30, 2002 Jamaica) also known as Jam Master Jay, Jason Mitzell, Jam Master Funk, Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell, Jay, Jamaster J, Jam-Master Jay, DJ Jazzy Jase or Jason William Mizell was an American disc jockey, musician, rapper and actor.

Genres related to him: Rapcore, East Coast hip hop, Rock and roll, Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap rock, Garage rock and Golden age hip hop.

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King Curtis

King Curtis (February 7, 1934 Fort Worth-August 13, 1971 Manhattan) a.k.a. Curtis Ousley or Curtis, King was an American singer, bandleader, musician and record producer.

His albums: Memphis Soul Stew / Blue Nocturne, The Best of King Curtis, Instant Soul, King Curtis, Volume 1, Night Train, King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits / King Size Soul, Soul Meeting, The Platinum Collection, King Size Soul and Get Ready. Genres he performed: Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Soul jazz, Jazz and Funk.

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Selena (April 16, 1971 Lake Jackson-March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi) also known as Selena - Entre A Mi Mundo, Selena Quintanilla, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Selena Quintanilla Perez, Sel, Preciosa, Queen of Tejano, Buffy or La Reina de Tex-Mex was an American singer and actor.

Her albums: Ven Conmigo, Momentos intimos, Amor Prohibido, Exitos y Recuerdos, I Could Fall in Love, Ones, Live, The Last Concert, Entre a Mi Mundo, Selena and Selena Live!. Her related genres: Tejano music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Latin American music, Ranchera, Mexican cumbia, Latin pop, Contemporary R&B and Mariachi.

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Zekra (September 16, 1966 Tunisia-November 28, 2003 Cairo) also known as Thekra Mohammed Abdullah Al Dali or Thekra was a Tunisian singer.

Related albums: Youm Aleek, Thekra 1, Thekra 2, Thekra 3, Wish Maseeri, Wa Tabqa Thekra and Aghani A'ajabatni. Genres related to her: Arabic music, Arabesque, Middle Eastern music and Arabic pop music.

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Taliep Petersen

Taliep Petersen (April 15, 1950 District Six-December 16, 2006) was a South African singer and musician.

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Charizma (July 6, 1973-December 16, 1993) was an American rapper.

His albums: Big Shots Bonus EP and M-Town EP. Genres related to him: West Coast hip hop and Hip hop music.

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Pim Fortuyn

Pim Fortuyn (February 19, 1948 Driehuis-May 6, 2002 Hilversum) a.k.a. Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuyn was a Dutch politician, professor and author.

His most well known albums: .

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Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh (October 19, 1944 Westmoreland Parish-September 11, 1987 Kingston) also known as Pete Tosh, Winston McIntosh, Tosh, Peter or Winston Hubert McIntosh was a Jamaican singer and musician. His child is Andrew Tosh.

His albums: Wanted Dread & Alive, The Toughest, The Greatest Hits, The Best Of, The Best Of Peter Tosh 1978-1987, Scrolls of the Prophet: The Best of Peter Tosh, Remedies for Babylon, Premium Gold Collection, Mystic Man and Los Éxitos del Siglo. Genres he performed: Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Ska and Rocksteady.

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Proof (October 2, 1973 Detroit-April 11, 2006 Detroit) a.k.a. DeShaun Dupree Holton, DeShaun Holton, Dirty Harry, Derty Harry, Big Proof, DJ Seven Deuce, Oil Can Harry or Doody was an American songwriter, actor, rapper and record producer. His children are Nyeem Holton, DeShaun Dupree Holton, Kativa Holton, Elijah Holton and Nasaan Holton.

Discography: Searching for Jerry Garcia, I Miss the Hip Hop Shop, Grown Man Shit and Time A Tell. Genres he performed include Hip hop music and Midwest hip hop.

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Scott Sterling

Scott Sterling (March 2, 1962 Queens-August 27, 1987) otherwise known as Scott La Rock, DJ Scott La Rock or Scott Monroe Sterling was an American musician, disc jockey and record producer.

His related genres: Hip hop music.

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Fereydoun Farrokhzad

Fereydoun Farrokhzad (October 7, 1938 Gomrok-August 8, 1992 Bonn) a.k.a. Fereydoon Farrokhzad was an Iranian singer, poet, writer, entertainer, radio personality, television presenter and actor. His child is called Rostam Farrokhzad.

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Chris Bender

Chris Bender (August 2, 1972 Brockton-November 3, 1991 Brockton) otherwise known as Christopher Lamont Bender was an American singer.

Discography: Draped. Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues and Contemporary R&B.

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Lilian Velez

Lilian Velez (March 3, 1924 Cebu-June 26, 1948 Quezon City) was a Filipino singer and actor.

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Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube (August 3, 1964 Ermelo-October 18, 2007 Rosettenville) otherwise known as Dube, Lucky was a South African singer, musician, artist and music artist.

His albums: Lucky Dube Live In Uganda (The King of African Reggae), Trinity, House Of Exile, Prisoner, Serious Reggae Business, Slave, Taxman, Victims, Africa's Reggae King and Rastas Never Dies / Think About the Children. His related genres: Reggae and Mbaqanga.

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Suzanne Tamim

Suzanne Tamim (September 23, 1977 Beirut-July 28, 2008 Dubai) also known as Tamim, Suzan was a Lebanese singer and presenter.

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Alessandro Stradella

Alessandro Stradella (April 3, 1639 Rome-February 25, 1682 Genoa) a.k.a. A. Stradella or Stradella, Alessandro was an Italian composer, impresario and voice teacher.

His albums: San Giovanni Battista (Les Musiciens du Louvre feat. conductor: Marc Minkowski). His related genres: Opera and Baroque music.

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