Monte "M-Dog" Talbert-- the "Teach Me How to Dougie" guy-- was recently gunned down in a drive-by in South Central L.A. The "Teach Me How to Dougie" guy! Shot and killed! That's crazy.
How many famous musicians have we lost to unusual deaths? A lot. Biggie and Tupac. John Lennon. Dimebag Darrell. All of them shot and killed. Elliott Smith stabbed himself in the heart! Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, Ronnie Van Zandt -- plane crashes! Stevie Ray Vaughan, helicopter crash! Jeff Buckley, drowned! And there are too many drug overdoses and suicides to mention.
Normal people don't die that way. Most of you will die of heart attacks and cancer and car crashes and auto-erotic asphyxiation. But famous musicians don't live like normal people, so it only makes sense that most of them won't die like normal people, either. Here are eleven fatal predictions for some still-living musical greats:
At 65, with epilepsy and at least one recent aneurysm, it might make sense that Old Neil would go down with some brain or neurological problem. Instead he'll walk peacefully into a wheat field one summer evening where a flock of blackbirds will pick him up by the flannel and carry him into the sunset or someplace just beyond the horizon where they can eat him.
While rolling down the street smoking indo and sipping on gin and juice, a heavily intoxicated Jared Miller will veer into the center median, flipping his car several times before crashing into a recording studio where Snoop had been hard at work on his first hip-hop album for kids, tentatively titled The Alphabizzle.
The Great Tween Barricade Collapse of 2012 will be considered one of the worst American civil-engineering failures of the 21st century. After a Bieber performance at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, a throng of tweens will storm security. No longer able to suppress the ever-increasing mass, the barricades will collapse, and Bieber will be ripped to shreds by a mountain lion that had come down from the hills in search of easy prey. The lion and several young girls will then be trampled.
A love of fried foods will promote the buildup of arterial plaque, and her heart will not go on.
Rainy Day Women numbers 12 and 35 will discover the existence of Rainy Day Women 83 through 90 and, in a fit of bitter jealousy, stone him to death.