Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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  • Johnny "J"
  • Paul Williams
  • Larry Troutman
  • Shakir Stewart
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Simone Battle
  • KayO Redd
  • Freddy E
  • Capital Steez
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Chris Lighty
  • Don Cornelius
  • Disco D
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Weldon Irvine

Shakir Stewart

Shakir Stewart, a rising music exec at Def Jam, shot himself on Nov. 1, 2008. Stewart was instrumental in signing Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to the legendary label.

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