While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub.
It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And neither does drinking and diving, or swimming in the Mississippi River while singing "Whole Lotta Love."
Several musicians have drowned throughout history, many of whom were far too young. Check out our list of pop stars, rock and rollers, jazz musicians, and singers who've drowned.
5. Jeff Buckley
Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was waiting for his band in Memphis when he decided to take an impromptu swim in the Mississippi while belting out "Whole Lotta Love" in 1997. Sadly, he was caught in the wake of passing boat. A week later, his lifeless body was found near a riverboat.
4. Dennis Wilson
Like several of his Beach Boy brothers, Dennis Wilson enjoyed boozing. Unfortunately, Brian's younger brother drowned after at Marina Del Rey after a day of drinking.
3. Jim Hodder
The original drummer of Steely Dan died much too young. He was 42-years-old when he drowned in his pool in 1990.
2. Albert Ayler
Sax man Albert Ayler battled depression for years and threatened to kill himself several times. He did on November 5, 1970 by jumping into the East River in New York City. His body was found 20-days later.
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1. Brian Jones
Founding Rolling Stones member Brian Jones' death was incredibly sketchy. He lifeless body was found at the bottom of a pool at Cotchford Farm, the same place A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh. While the death was ruled a "misadventure," several people claim he was murdered by a construction worker.