The grunge scene of the late '80s and early '90s produced an amazing wealth of inspired music, but it also produced a disproportionate amount of tragedy.

Of course, dying young isn't a new occupational hazard for rock stars and musicians. In fact, it’s become something of a nasty cliché dating back beyond the modern rock era to blues and jazz musicians alike. Yet, for some reason, the alternative rock community – and grunge, in particular – has proven especially rife with fatalities, often related to drug abuse.

Even now, two decades after the heyday of grunge, this tragic state of affairs has claimed another victim in former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. He's another talent gone too soon as a result of the self-destructive lifestyle that so often represents the dark side of rock stardom.

So join us as we celebrate some of the grunge musicians whose talents and unfulfilled creativity we still mourn.

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