10 Famous Musicians Who Died at a Young Age (Photos)


Death can be painful, sad, heartbreaking, and terrible. The worst thing is that it is inevitable, and among those whose deaths have shocked us the most are some of our favourite entertainers.

Today, NAIJ.com curates a list of young musicians who rose to fame across the world because of their extraordinary talent, but died before they turned 40.

See them below:


Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, known by the stage name Ebony Reigns, was a Ghanaian dancehall musician.

She released hugely popular songs like Date ur Fada, Maame Hwe, Poison, Sponsor and Hustle. Ebony Reigns was at the height of her fame when death tragically struck her in an accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road. She was 20.


Susan Oluwabimpe Filani, known by the stage name Goldie, was a Nigerian singer signed to Kennis Music.

Her popularity went through the roof when she participated in the 2012 Big Brother Africa held in South Africa. She died shortly after that event of reported “hypertensive heart disease”. She was 31.

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