Experiencing the death of celebrities is an interesting phenomena, especially in the world of music. These are the individuals who bring joy to listeners, share sadness, help people release some tension and even accompany a myriad of workout regimens in headphones. Where would the world be without music. It is the universal language. It is easy to understand why fans take it so hard when their favorites are taken from this world, especially when they’re standing atop their career peak. Here are nine singers who died while at the pinnacle of their career success.
Selena was the biggest Pop/Tejano crossover the music industry had ever seen. She was beloved by fans in Mexico, her native Texas and gained a following throughout the United States in Hispanic communities. Her rise to fame was made famous by the biopic, Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez, and the story of Selena’s death was made famous by every tabloid and magazine on newsstands. Selena was only 23 when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club, and former manager of Selena’s boutique stores. Saldivar was found to be embezzling funds, and Selena attempted to remain friends with the woman while demanding financial records. Eventually Saldivar snapped, and shot Selena as the songstress attempted to flee a hotel room. Selena escaped, but lost tremendous amounts of blood while seeking aid. She died later during surgery.