Murdered

By TwinPowerForce TwinPowerForce
updated 8 months ago

It does not contain artists who have been suspected of being murdered, only officially recognize as murder

  1. Robert Johnson

    May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938
    murdered by the jealous husband of a woman with whom he had flirted, a bottle of whiskey poisoned by her husband

  2. Sonny Boy Williamson

    March 30, 1914 – June 1, 1948
    killed in a robbery on Chicago's South Side

  3. Sam Cooke

    January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964
    shot by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California

  4. Little Walter

    May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968

  5. Arlester Christian

    June 13, 1943–March 13, 1971
    fatally shot on a Phoenix street

  6. King Curtis

    February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971
    stabbed during an argument with a pair of drug dealers he discovered on the steps outside his Manhattan apartment

  7. Lee Morgan

    July 10, 1938 – February 19, 1972
    killed by his wife

  8. Victor Jara

    September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973
    killed by the Pinochet's Chilean Army

  9. Al Jackson Jr.

    November 27, 1935 – October 1, 1975
    killed during house invasion

  10. Eddie Jefferson

    August 3, 1918 – May 9, 1979
    shot and killed at Baker's Keyboard Lounge

  11. Charles Miller

    July 2, 1939 - 14 June 1980
    murdered in Los Angeles during a street robbery

  12. John Lennon

    9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980
    killed by a "fan"

  13. Rusty Day

    December 29, 1945 - June 3, 1982

  14. Felix Pappalardi

    December 30, 1939 – April 17, 1983
    shot and killed by his wife

  15. Prince Far I

    c. 1944 – 15 September 1983
    shot at his home in Kingston, Jamaica, during a robbery, allegedly relating to a dispute over money

  16. Hugh Mundell

    14 June 1962 – 14 October 1983
    shot to death while sitting in his vehicle Grant's Pen Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica

  17. Marvin Gaye

    April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984
    shot by his father

  18. Carlton Barrett

    17 December 1950 – 17 April 1987
    murdered outside his home in Jamaica

  19. DJ Scott La Rock

    March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987

  20. Peter Tosh

    19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987
    murdered in 1987 during a home invasion

  21. Jaco Pastorius

    December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987
    engaged in a violent confrontation with a club bouncer

  22. King Tubby

    28 January 1941 – 6 February 1989
    shot and killed outside his home in Duhaney Park, Kingston, upon returning from a session at his Waterhouse studio

  23. Cornell Gunter

    November 14, 1936 – February 26, 1990
    shot by unknown assassin in his car in Las Vegas, Nevada

  24. David Rowbotham

    1958 – 8 November 1991
    murdered with a lathe hammer

  25. Joe Cole (3)

    April 10, 1961 – December 19, 1991
    American author, writer, actor and roadie for Black Flag, Rollins Band and Hole