The artists who passed away in their prime
gigwise intern
13:01 15th September 2014

Death is of course a horrible thing, only made worse when someone is taken at a young age, in or before their prime, leaving an incomplete legacy behind them.

As is the nature with the excess that can come with fame and fortune, countless musicians and artists have passed away young, either unable to handle the radical change in lifestyle or through other tragic means - be it natural causes or unavoidable accidents. Certain deaths have no doubt had a huge impact on how the industry has developed over time.

Looking at this harrowing prospect from a less morbid, and more legacy-based viewpoint, here are 47 artists who died far too young.