Several music business icons began their careers at a very young age. Michael Jackson began his career at the age of six in 1964, when he joined the Jackson brothers, who are now known as the Jackson 5. Katy Perry, a famous singer, released her first album when she was 17 years old in 2001.
Unfortunately, some didn't live long enough to keep us entertained because they died too soon. Consider four famous musicians who began as teenagers but died in their early twenties.
1. Lil Peep
Gustav Elijah hr, sometimes known as Lil Peep was only 21 years old when he died in November 2017, and fans all over the world mourned his passing. According to reports, he died as a result of a Fentanyl and Alprazolam overdose. When Lil Peep was 19, he released his first mixtape. The tape, titled "Lil Peep: Part One," was a huge success, and he's since released 29 promotional singles, 5 mixtapes, and 2 studio albums. He was a rapper, singer, songwriter, and model before his death.
2. Lexii Alijai
Alexis Alijai Lynch was a rising star in the music industry when she released her first mixtape, Super Sweet 16s, at the age of 16 in 2014. She released two more mixtapes that year, as well as another in 2015. However, what seems to be a promising career and a bright future was cut short when her death was reported in January 2020.
It was alleged that she died of poisons generated by a cocktail of fentanyl and ethanol. Before her untimely demise at the age of 21, she was a rapper, singer, and composer.
3. Sid Vicious
Simon John Ritchie, also known as Sid Vicious was one of those successful entertainers of the 1970s who died far too young. He began his career in 1976, at the age of 19, when he joined the rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees as one of their drummers. He went on to have a successful career in the music industry for three years before his untimely demise on February 2nd, 1979. He died of a heroin overdose, according to sources, and he was only 21 years old at the time. His solo album, The Idols with Sid Vicious, was released 14 years after his death, in 1993.
4. Juice WRLD
When the news of Jarad Anthony Higgins, a.k.a. Juice WRLD's death spread on social media, many people were moved to tears. Since his death on December 8th, 2019, followers have continued to remark on his last Instagram post commemorating his birthday, which has received over 800,000 responses. Juice WRLD was one of our generation's most popular and streamed musicians. Lucid Dreams, his 2018 hit, has been streamed over a billion times on Spotify.
When he was 17 years old, he released his first single, "Forever," in 2015. With 34 singles, 26 music videos, 3 studio albums, one mixtape, one collaboration mixtape, and one promotional single, he established a booming career.
According to sources, he died as a result of Oxycodone and Codeine intoxication; he was just 21 years old at the time of his death.
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