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Started by DonkeyOT on Jan 6, 2016 3:32:18 PM
If You Could Go Back In Time and Prevent the Premature Deaths of Six Artiistes Whom Would You Save?

And as many as you like about whom you agonised, and those whom you believe had no more to contribute.

GreenFuture - 22 Apr 2021 00:00:42 (#181 of 246)

Mozart, Prince, George Michael, Freddie, Zappa, Hendrix, Eva Cassidy.

I cheated.

Peacock - 22 Apr 2021 05:26:46 (#182 of 246)

Cobain knew his limitations that’s why he brought in another guitarist. Plus he was a brilliant pop songwriter. His stuff will be covered and plundered one day.

Shadrack22 - 09 Jan 2022 22:25:18 (#183 of 246)

Georges Seurat

Antoine Watteau

Vincent Van Gogh


Egon Schiele


Shadrack22 - 09 Jan 2022 22:27:41 (#184 of 246)

John Keats

Sylvia Plath

Joe Orton

Emily Bronte

Albert Camus

Christopher Marlowe

popstar7 - 09 Jan 2022 22:30:21 (#185 of 246)

Could you say Shakespeare dying at 52 was premature?

Shadrack22 - 09 Jan 2022 22:35:28 (#186 of 246)

Probably a good age in those days, though Ben Jonson lasted until 65.

Lawlsie - 09 Jan 2022 22:41:58 (#187 of 246)


Marc Bolan

George Harrison

John Lennon

Amy Winehouse

Jim Morrison

NoobRomeo - 09 Jan 2022 22:58:31 (#188 of 246)

Jimi, Janis, and Jim.

Strummer, Curtis, and Bolan.

Basquiat, Harding, and Schiele.

Female artists seem less inclined to die early.

popstar7 - 09 Jan 2022 23:12:57 (#189 of 246)

James Gandolfini

51 when he died. He did, I think, enough stuff after The Sopranos to think that he had a lot more to offer. In terms of actors' deaths that was one of very few that really upset me. I think it's fair to say Tony Soprano is the greatest TV acting performance ever.

MrPurple - 09 Jan 2022 23:50:28 (#190 of 246)

Martyn Bennet

Gordon Duncan

Stan Rogers

carterbrandon - 10 Jan 2022 00:10:44 (#191 of 246)

Peter Bellamy. He was wrong about himself.

Macpaddy - 10 Jan 2022 00:27:43 (#192 of 246)

I got to post # 160 and still no mention of Prince.... so I've turned out the light and stopped my fruitless search for a huge loss.

darkhorse - 10 Jan 2022 06:51:57 (#193 of 246)

As the more famous musical people have already been rescued above, I will resurrect these others:

Mark Sandman (Morphine)

Smiley Culture

Keith Flint (Prodigy)

Will Sinnot (Shamen)

downbuzz - 10 Jan 2022 15:03:04 (#194 of 246)

Kurt Cobain - though he would probably would have topped himself the following month as he had 'suicide genes.'

John Lennon - always opinionated, but fun with it. Might or might not have any more decent music.

Jimi Hendrix - cos it's Hendrix.

Amy Winehouse - I was just starting to like her.

Kirsty MacColl- Just seems like a nice person who should have been around longer.

Brian Jones- They were better when he was there. Not sure if was even still in the band but it might have been interesting.

Lawlsie - 10 Jan 2022 15:06:17 (#195 of 246)

Not sure if was even still in the band but it might have been interesting.

I think he'd been sacked just before he died? Or left the band. Not sure why.

Shadrack22 - 10 Jan 2022 15:07:24 (#196 of 246)

He was sacked a few months earlier.

Lawlsie - 10 Jan 2022 15:07:40 (#197 of 246)


Shadrack22 - 10 Jan 2022 15:08:10 (#198 of 246)

For being unreliable and out of it due to drugs use.

Lawlsie - 10 Jan 2022 15:11:21 (#199 of 246)

Ah right. Think he formed the band in the first place didn't he? I'm not sure I'd bring him back if I had the chance. I think Mick Taylor was a fine replacement though they treated him appallingly.

downbuzz - 10 Jan 2022 15:16:13 (#200 of 246)

He was sacked a few months earlier.

He was sacked a few months later.

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