The act of drowning is a terrible way to die. It is caused from asphyxia due to suffocation caused by water entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury related deaths. Drowning itself is quick and silent, although it may be preceded by distress which is more visible. Most drownings occur in fresh water (lakes, pools, and rivers). Drownings don't usually make the news, but occasionally a famous person dies this way. If you were to ask most people about people who drowned, they might make mention of the people upon the Titanic. However, most of those people died of exposure to the cold or from blunt form trauma. The people on this list are of famous people who died by drowning. In the following cases, these drownings made worldwide news.
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These are in my opinion the five greatest lead singers in rock and roll history. They must be part of an established band. I base this on charisma, stage presence, voice and all around coolness.
1: Roger Daltrey (The Who)
The swinging microphone and his blue eyes say it all. His vocal range during the early years and the battles with Pete Townshend and the friction that it created, made magic on the stage. Roger is numero uno. Viva La Who!
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2: Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Who knew? The leather bound mustache macho man could sing like no one else. He owned the floor and was a tough prima donna. He is missed. He was adored and he is number two.
3: Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
Not necessarily my favorite but he is still prancing around today with his incredible bandmates. So many imitators over the years and many are gone. The Mickster still looks and sounds great. A true professional.
4: Jim Morrisson (The Doors)
Sex, drugs and rock and roll and more sex, drugs and rock and roll. He was a poet, a drunk, a druggie, a great songwriter, a brilliant mind. Died way too young. One of the most charismatic lead singers of all time.
5: Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
A ha! Well.. Stevie is Fleetwood Mac but so is Lindsey and so was Christie McVie I guess. It is a tie between Stevie and Lindsey. Again, chemistry/chaos. Awesome presence, fantastic vocals, legendary songs and one of the best guitarists ever.
These will always be subject to change depending on my mood. That is what is so brilliant about this site. This was a lot of fun to do. I will however, always keep Roger at numero uno. He deserves the spot.
Submitted by: Keith R.