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When people shell out good money to see a show, they don’t expect to witness the star’s demise. Unfortunately, several entertainers have passed away in front of their fans. Some performers may even be better known for the way they died than how they lived.

1. Rock singer Les Harvey

Guitarist Les Harvey
Maggie Bell and Les Harvey of Stone The Crows | Michael Putland/Getty Images

A lesser-known member of the “27 Club,” guitarist Les Harvey was in the Scottish rock group, Stone The Crows. Led by Maggie Bell, the band was on the verge of global success when tragedy struck in the form of an ungrounded microphone. On May 2, 1972, Stone The Crows was doing a soundcheck at a ballroom in Swansea, Wales when the guitarist gripped a mic stand and suffered a deadly shock.

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