When it comes to tragedy and loss, no one gets spared, not even some of our favorite singers. Many high profile singers have endured great loss over the years. From siblings and boyfriends to spouses and children the loss that these stars have faced is unimaginable. Luckily, music has helped many of them heal. From country stars to rappers, we’ve taken a look at some of the world’s most respected singers and found that their lives haven’t always been picture perfect. Check out our list of 10 Popular Singers With Truly Tragic Pasts:
10. Gary Allan
Country singer Gary Allen’s wife Angela suddenly and inexplicably committed suicide in 2004. She had been suffering from migraines and with her migraines came depression. While Angela treated her migraines, she never had her depression properly treated. On the night that she committed suicide, she was physically sick and Allan sensed something was off. The last thing his wife asked him was to get her a coke and, when he went to get one for her, she shot herself. Although he initially put his career on hold after the tragedy, he’s found that making music has helped him heal.