Musicians Who Died Before Their Time

What is it that separates the legends from the rest? It’s that they stay in our hearts and minds through their untimely deaths. Overdoses, accidents, murders – unwanted circumstances took away our favorite stars while they still shined their brightest. Here is a list of Musicians Who Died Before Their Time…

Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell - Pantera, Damageplan

Dimebag Darrell – Pantera, Damageplan

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A guitarist whose fingers danced across the fretboard, Darrell “Dimebag Darrell” Abbott is probably one of metal’s most famous musicians. He was part of the cowboy metal band, Pantera and had a promising career ahead of him with the new-formed Damageplan that he co-founded with his brother. He was truly a man of raw talent. However, his prolific career was cut short on that fateful day, December 8, 2004. A deranged fan stormed the stage and point-blank shot the guitar maverick before taking a concert-goer hostage. He was later shot and killed by a police officer. Dimebag may have been slain, but there is no doubt that his memory and the work he left behind will forever stay with his fans.