Soul and funk singer Sharon Jones spent decades in anonymity before audiences discovered her in the mid-2000s.
Riperton, Mother of actress Maya Rudolph , became one of the first celebs to go public with her diagnosis and became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. Leafy commuter-belt homes are now in 'earthquake zone': His musical talent was apparent and Buscaglione was allowed to join the orchestra of the Allied radio station of Cagliari.
She was inimitable with a voice that was haunting, vulnerable, and so reflective of the tragic life she led from the time she entered this earth. After a stint in jail for prostitution charges, Holiday turned her attention to singing, and by 17, she was already performing at local Harlem, New York, haunts.
Musicians die younger than everyone else even if they don't fall victim to the '27 club' e-mail. Curtis suffered with epilepsy and depression, and - following the breakdown of his marriage - committed suicide by hanging himself. Her nomination came in Carmen Jones with Dorothy in the title role. Otis Redding - 1941-1967: He was one of the best selling solo artists of the twentieth century, but had a long battle with drug addiction, eventually becoming plagued by many health issues that culminated in heart failure.
He drowned in the swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England, after splitting from the band. This fact caught the attention of people all over the world and Fred was propelled to a degree of fame he never considered possible.
Ross Dawson - 1988 - 2015: After Ballard was released from the group, a failed solo career and marriage left her destitute with three children. And it's not even over. The accident occurred in the early morning while Fred was driving his pink Ford Thunderbird. The result?
In those days, it seems there were quite a few plane crashes. She is best remembered for Porgy and Bess in 1959. The musician was also known for his alcohol and drug fuelled destruction, which included a habit of putting explosives down toilets.