How Famous Rappers Died

By Tiara

The death of an artist is always tragic, but it becomes much more significant when you know who they are and what they have done for your music genre or industry as a whole. When a famous musician passes away, people mourn not just for themselves but also because of how their legacy will be carried on.

There’s no denying that hip-hop has been making waves ever since its inception in the early ‘80s. Artists like Jay Z, Drake and Kanye West have built very successful careers off of giving credit to other artists and promoting them!

However, there are some things that can get confusing. Some may question whether or not certain deaths were really due to natural causes, while others may suspect foul play. Either way, investigating these deaths and figuring out why someone passed away is important.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the mysterious deaths of eight popular rappers. If you’re looking to learn something new, read up on how different doctors and medical professionals interpreted these situations. You might be surprised by what you find!

Note: This article was written with information gathered from various sources. However, the authors make no claims about any statements made outside of the articles. Also, the authors do not independently verify the accuracy of content provided through links and quotations – you should do that for yourself before forming opinions.

Tupac Shakur

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On September 9, 1996, just 25 years old, 2-year-old Jamar Talton was killed in an incident that has been described as a car accident but seems more like a murder.

Police were called to the Las Vegas apartment complex where Tupac lived with his mother Afeni and stepfather Vicious Gilliam. According to reports, when they arrived at the scene it appeared that there had been a struggle. Both Tupac and Vicious were pronounced dead at the hospital.

The police investigation determined that both men died from gunshot wounds. A handgun was recovered at the scene. It is suspected that this gun belonged to either Afeni or Vicious and was used to kill them both.

There have been many theories about what happened to cause these deaths. Some say that Tupac got into a fight with someone outside before coming home, while others believe he was murdered because he knew something incriminating against one of his loved ones.

Biggie Smalls

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The passing of Tupac Shakur in 1996 was arguably one of the most famous deaths ever. He left us with an incredible legacy, both as an artist and as a person. Not only did he leave his music behind, but he also inspired many through songs, interviews, and personal interactions.

Tupac’s rise to fame was definitely not easy, however. It took him years to gain recognition and even more time to achieve success. In fact, it wasn’t until his fifth album that he received major label distribution and exposure.

By then though, he had already solidified himself as one of hip hop’s greatest artists. He is known for his lyrics which often address social ills and injustices, such as violence against women or police brutality. His rhymes have been described as being “vivid, direct, and powerful” by some, while others find them too political.

What isn’t debated is his influence within the genre. Many say he helped bring an element of legitimacy to the art form by proving that you can make money off socially conscious music. He is also credited with helping popularize gangsta rap, a subgenre of hip-hop characterized by use of strong language, references to drugs, and stories about life on the streets.

Biggie died just over two months after Tupac, making him the last rapper to be directly succeeded by another musician.

Kurt Cobain

how famous rappers died

Most people know Nirvana’s lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kurt Cobain as the guy who killed himself in his bedroom with a shotgun. What many don’t realize is that he was not alone during this tragic event.

Cobain died at age 27. He left behind two small children and his wife of one month. While his death received significant media coverage at the time, it has been forgotten since then due to the passage of time.

Sadly, suicides are unfortunately very common. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 1 million Americans die by suicide every year. That makes it the 10th leading cause of death in America.

The most famous cases include those of Elvis Presley, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur, and even Adolf Hitler. Many musicians have taken their own lives in recent years, making suicide seem like a scary thing to do. It is important to be aware of these deaths if you want to avoid such a tragedy yourself.

Kurt Cobain

Blonde haired, baby faced Kurt Cobain was known for his quirky sense of humor. People who knew him say that he didn’t usually show much emotion, but when he did, it was powerful. His widow said about him that he had “the heart of a lion.”

He grew up in Aberdeen, Washington which gave him an appreciation for nature.

Michael Jackson

We may never know what truly happened to singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Michael Jackson. But with each new revelation about his life, death and possible murder, it becomes increasingly clear that he was actively trying to avoid telling people things they would not like to hear.

In fact, he spent most of his last days attempting to keep himself isolated from the world, both physically and emotionally. He reportedly only spoke to members of his family twice before passing away in September 2009.

He made very few public appearances after June 2007, well over a year earlier when he gave his famous “Thriller” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since then, he has done just five more!

It is thought these cancellations were because he did not want anyone to see him or talk to him while he was in an unhappy state of mind. However, this only makes his final months even more mysterious.

What we do know is that he suffered two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head in July 2009. Police found him lying face down next to a gun case in his bedroom. An autopsy determined that the first shot entered through his mouth and came out above his left eye, causing laceration and bleeding around his nose and ears. The second shot went into his neck, also exiting through his jaw but lower so as to hit his shoulder blade instead of his spine.

Carrie Fisher

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The iconic actress died at age 60 in December 2016 from cardiac arrest due to acute stress caused by her recent health issues. Fisher was most well-known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, but she had appeared in dozens of other films and TV shows.

Carrie fell victim to complications resulting from septicemia, or blood poisoning. Severe inflammation can occur when there is an infection anywhere in your body, including your mouth and gums. This occurs when you are infected with a microorganism and your immune system overreacts to it.

This sometimes happens after someone gets sick from bacteria they contracted outside of the stomach or intestines (external source). Bacteria may enter through a natural opening such as a skin wound or via a mucus membrane such as oral, nasal, vaginal, anal, or gut surface.

It’s important to note that not everyone who has sepsis will have all of the same symptoms. Some people may experience no symptoms at all. For others, the symptoms may be minor, like fever and aches, or more severe, like yellowing of the skin and jaundice.

David Bowie

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The 69-year old musician passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning after falling off of his private plane. He was just given an award for his humanitarian work earlier that day, and he left the event early to return home.

He reportedly suffered heart problems two weeks ago but continued performing despite feeling exhausted. His family said they were informed of his death around 2:30 AM ET when someone called 911.

Bowie’s final album is set to be released next month and he has several projects planned beyond that. Fans can look forward to new music and TV appearances coming soon.

Known for his elaborate costumes as well as energetic stage performances, he will be dearly missed. However, his legacy will live on forever.

Famous people like him inspire future artists to pursue their dreams and make a name for themselves. He showed what it means to devote yourself to your craft and take care of your body, both physically and mentally.

People may not agree with all of his choices or feel some songs are better than others, but there is no denying his influence and contribution to the art form.

Elvis Presley

how famous rappers died

The very public nature of music makes it easy for people to recognize famous musicians, but what many don’t realize is that most aren’t actually paid much for their work.

Most musicians are either sponsored by or partnered with companies that provide them financial aid to promote their products.

Some artists have successful marketing strategies like partnering with brands or creating fan clubs that bring in money for advertisements, but not everyone is so clever about it!

Elvis was one of these talented individuals who struggled with his income as he grew more popular. He once said himself that “I would rather be rich than famous,” which explains why some of his songs have nothing to do with lyrics and everything to do with how wealthy he was at the time.

He constantly stressed the importance of saving your money after you purchase an item from someone or something, and doing research before buying anything new.

John Lennon

how famous rappers died

The iconic musician passed away in 1980 due to complications arising from pneumonia he was diagnosed with back in January of that year. He had just returned home after performing at a concert when he began experiencing difficulty breathing and chest pain.

He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead one hour later. His death was ruled as being caused by acute bronchitis, heart disease, and fluid in his lungs.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a very famous person has died from an illness. Many times, these deadly illnesses are not known until much later. But doctors can sometimes identify some common symptoms that don’t go unnoticed.

Fortunately for us, there are ways to help prevent infectious diseases like flu. By practicing good hygiene, knowing your vaccination schedule, and seeking early medical care if you feel ill, we can lower our risk of getting sick.

However, it is important to know what could be potentially fatal if you do get sick. A lot of people have deaths attributed to things such as influenza or bacterial infections so experts develop lists trying to find out why their patients were unable to recover. This is how they determine how well “flu-proof” someone may be.