The Grunge genre seems plagued by tragedy, with a large number of the top performers having taken their own lives. Is there some sort of connection to explain why all of these artists of the same genre and with such similar roots all died so similarly (either by suicide or drug related or both)?
Examples that come to mind:
- Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
- Chris Cornell of Sound Garden and other bands
- Chester Bennington of Linkin Park but who also sang for Stone Temple Pilots
- Layne Staley of Alice in Chains
- Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots
Here is an article with an even more comprehensive list.