Tupac Amaru Shakur, more famous as 2Pac, was born in East Harlem, New York in 1971. One of the most famous and influential rappers of all times, 2Pac will always remain in his fans’ hearts thanks to his touching songs. The rapper was severely injured in drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and passed away in the hospital several days later.
Freddie Mercury or Farrokh Bulsara, as he was originally named, was born in Zanzibar and later moved to the United Kingdom. Mercury later became the vocalist of Queen, one of the world’s most famous bands of all times. The singer/songwriter passed away at the age of 45 from bronchial pneumonia which turned out fatal for him due to being HIV positive.
Amy Jade Winehouse has been one of the most noted and promising musicians on the British music scene until her early death on July 23, 2011. Famous for her unique voice, Amy won numerous music awards and the news about her passing away at such a young age put all of the music world in deep mourning.
Kurt Donald Cobain was the front man of Nirvana, one of the most epic grunge bands of the 1990s. Despite the band’s huge success, Cobain often claimed he had never wanted to be famous. According to the police report, Cobain committed suicide on April 4, 1994.
Heath Ledger was an Australian-born actor whose portrayal of the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008 will remain as one of his most noted roles. The actor was found dead in his Manhattan home due to abuse of prescription medication.