Influential musicians included on this list are:
- Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) - Guitarist, singer-songwriter and lead singer of Nirvana; committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun
- Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) - Singer-songwriter and guitarist; cause of death was sleeping pill overdose
- Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) - Blues musician; cause of death is unknown
- Brian Jones (February 28, 1942 – July 3, 1969) - Guitarist and founding member of The Rolling Stones; cause of death was drowning
- Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – 4 October 1970) - Singer-songwriter and lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company; probable cause of death was heroin overdose
- Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) - Singer-songwriter and lyricist of The Doors; cause of death listed as heart failure although others suspect it was due to heroin overdose
- Amy Winehouse (September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011) - Grammy award winning singer-songwriter; died in her home in Camden, London, cause of death is still being determined.