Who doesn’t want money and fame, but the price they pay for it might sometimes be their lives. It’s heartbreaking to learn that your favourite musician has been brutally mu*dered and slain after you’ve heard their music countless times.
The following is a list of well-known musicians, singers, and artists who were assassinated.
1. Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu Moose Wala, a Punjabi musician and congress leader, was shot and killed by unknown gu*men in Jawaharke village in Punjab’s Mansa district. In a crowded marketplace, 30 rounds of gu*shots were fired at him, not one, two, or a handful. This comes after Moose Wala’s security cover was partially revoked the day before.
2. Gulshan Kumar
Gulshan Kumar, the owner of the T-series, was shot dead as he came out of his red Opel automobile towards a temple in the heart of the slums at Jeet Nagar in Versova on August 12, 1997. Three intruders fired 16 shots into him, killing him instantly.
3. John Lennon
In New York City, an infatuated admirer shot and killed the English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist. Mark David Chapman shot the 40-year-old artist four times as he entered his luxurious Manhattan apartment complex. Chapman had approached Lennon for his autograph just a few hours before.
4. Tupac Shakur
At the age of 25, he was shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 7, 1996. The incident happened at 11:15 p.m., while Tupac’s automobile was stopped at a red light. That’s when he was shot four times in the chest by an unknown gu*man in a white Cadillac.
5. Amjad Sabri
Amjad Sabri, a well-known Pakistani Qawwali musician, was assassinated in Karachi. Sabri, 45, was his route to a television station where he was scheduled to appear. Later, the TTP Hakimullah Mehsud organisation — often known as the Pakistani Taliban — claimed responsibility for his death, claiming that the assassination was carried out “for blasphemy.”
Selena, the top-selling Latin musician of the 1990s decade and the Queen of Tejano, was shot in the shoulder by the president of her own fan club over financial disagreements. Saldiva had been stealing from the fan club, and Selena had discovered out. She was able to flee and provide the lobby clerk the identity of the perpetrator, but she di*d as a result of blood loss.
7. Haryanvi Singer Sangeeta
Last week, a 26-year-old Haryanvi singer was discovered buried beside a highway in Haryana’s Rohtak district after being missing for 12 days. Sangeeta aka Divya, the woman, was a Delhi inhabitant. She was a YouTube musician who used to upload her music videos. Ravi and Anil, who were apprehended in Meham, confessed to the police that they plotted to kill the singer.
8. Mia Zapata
After being raped, beaten, and strangled by an unknown assailant, American musician and lead vocalist for Seattle punk band The Gits di*d on July 7, 1993, at the age of 27.
9. Lenny Breau
10. Dimebag Darrell
Darrell Lance Abbott was an American musician better known by his stage name Dimebag Darrell. He di*d on December 8, 2004, at the age of 38, after Nathan Gale shot him while he was performing.