1937 : Bessie Smith
1980 : Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after a night of heavy drinking. The band decides to break up instead of replacing him
1998 : The father of Blackhawk's Dave Robbins dies of a heart attack the day after watching his son perform at the North Georgia State Fair.
2003 : Robert Palmer dies of a heart attack in Paris after a quiet dinner and a movie.