He would have been one of the most talented and well-known rappers of his generation. His life was tragically cut short by murder.
His claims of dying from a gunshot, which he made in the lyrics of his then-unreleased song "Georgia Nights," which was supposed to be included in his debut album "A Dolla and a Dream," add to the irony of his death.
2. Tupac Shakur
Tupac was involved in several attacks and commotion with his hip hop group Outlawz. Tupac was assassinated in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas and it's reasonable to say he knew what was coming because it was written in one of his song lyrics.
3. The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G. solidified his status as one of the best and influential rappers of all time with only two studio albums under his credit.
Biggie was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles one and a half years after the album's release, "Ready to Die."
4. Marc Bolan
Despite only being active for a decade, the British rock band T. Rex managed to make an impact on the country's underground music scene thanks to their distinct taste in glam rock.
Marc Bolan, the band's leader, died five years after recording the song "Solid Gold Easy Action" for his 1972 Great Hits album. Gloria Jones's car lost control and crashed into a tree Jones was injured in the vehicle crash, and Bolan died as a result.
5. “Pistol Pete” Maravich
When NBA Hall of Famer “Pistol Pete” Maravich referred to him as the best ball-handler of all time, he really meant it. He is one of the youngest basketball players to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Maravich is the solitary sportsman on the list, but he had one thing in common with the others: he correctly predicted his own death. Maravich, who spent four years in the NBA, told the Beaver County Times in an interview:
"I don’t want to play 10 years [in the NBA] and then die of a heart attack at the age of 40."
Six years later, due to an injury, the basketball player was forced to retire, ending his ten-year career. Not only that, but Maravich died of a heart attack at the age of forty while playing a pickup game.
6. Kurt Cobain
He praised Suicide exactly as he had promised on several occasions.Nirvana's fame is still alive and well 20 years after his death.
He predicted that he would go out like Jimi Hendrix in a blaze of glory, which regrettably came true when Cobain died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
7. John Denver
John Denver is a singer, songwriter, performer, philanthropist, actor, activist, and the list goes on. His fame knew no bounds, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Denver enjoyed flying and was an amateur pilot-an exciting but deadly hobby that would lead to his death at the age of 53. Denver penned the song "Leaving on a Jet Plane" in 1969 and it was originally titled "Babe, I Hate to Go."
The seasoned musician tragically perished when his jet crashed near Pacific Grove, California, 28 years after releasing the song.
8. Mark Twain
Children and adults alike will be eternally grateful to Mark Twain, known as the "Father of American Literature," for introducing the world to ambitious novels about determined characters like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
While it is commonly known that he essentially perfected his country's literature, the same cannot be said of his ability to precisely anticipate his own death date.
Twain remarked that the next time Halley's Comet visited the galaxy, he would travel with it. 75 years later, the comet passed close to Earth again, and Twain died the next day of a heart attack, as predicted.
9. The Ultimate Warrior
The Ultimate Warrior, real name James Brian Hellwig, is one of the most famous and feared figures in professional wrestling. In what would be his final public appearance, The Ultimate Warrior made an unnerving promo on Monday Night Raw, saying:
"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathed their final breath."
Warrior exited the ring, thanking his befuddled but thankful supporters, who had no idea that they were witnessing the wrestling icon for the last time, as he died of a heart attack the next day.
He is Eminem's childhood friend and frequent collaborator, he was not the only one who anticipated his death. In fact, Eminem felt the same way. Proof delivered the following lyrics on the D12 song "40 oz.," which would set the stage for his death two years later.
"I’m in the club to beef. You gotta murder me there." That's exactly what happened when one of the nightclub's bouncers shot the rapper four times following a violent altercation.
Returning to Eminem, Proof was seldom seen dead as a consequence of several gun wounds in the music video for his song "Like Toy Soldiers"-exactly one year before the horrible incident that claimed his life.
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