Suspect name – THE CIGARETTE

Wanted level – `STUB AT SIGHT’

Accused for – Crimes on the Music community

Crimes Committed – Serial killings / Murders (25 listed and counting on)

Standard getaway trick – `statutory warning: smoking is injurious to health’



Victims of the Serial Murderer


  1. Nat King Cole, 45, singer, died after surgery for lung cancer (February 15, 1965)
  2. Carl Wilson, 51, Beach Boys, lung cancer
  3. Roy Orbison, 52, singer, heart attack
  4. Luciano Pavarotti (cigars)
  5. Frank Sinatra (chain-smoker, cigarettes)
  6. John Lennon (cigarettes, etc.)
  7. Armstrong, Louis, 74, musician, heart attack (July 6, 1971)
  8. Benson, Renaldo “Obie”, 69, Singer; lung cancer (July 1, 2005)
  9. Blakey, Art,71, jazz drummer and band leader; lung cancer (1990)
  10. Caruso, Enrico, 48, opera singer; abscesses from pleurisy of the lungs (August 2, 1921)
    Smoked 2 packs of Egyptian cigarettes a day.
  11. Clooney, Rosemary, 74, singer, actress; lung cancer (June 30, 2002)
  12. Desmond, Paul, 52, musician, composer, bon vivant; lung cancer (May 30, 1977)
  13. Dorsey, Jimmy, 53, musician, bandleader; lung cancer (June 12, 1957)
  14. Faria, Mimi, 56; singer, activist; complications from lung cancer (July 18, 2001)
  15. Ellington, Duke, 75; composer/band leader; lung cancer/pneumonia (May 24, 1974
  16. Gainsbourg, Serge, 63, poet, pop singer-songwriter, actor and director; heart attack (March 2, 1991) 
  17. Gray, Les, 57, singer, heart attack. (February 21, 2004) – The lead singer of 1970s chart topping band “Mud” had been battling against throat cancer, and had opted for chemotherapy over removal of his voice box.
  18. Harrison, George, 58, musician; lung cancer (November 29, 2001)
    The “Quiet Beatle.” he underwent radiation therapy for throat cancer, which he attributed to years of smoking.
  19. Jones, Etta, 72; singer; lung cancer (Oct. 16, 2001)
  20. Martin, Dean, 78, singer; acute respiratory failure. (December 25, 1995)
    Ocean’s Eleven
  21. Palmer, Robert, 54, British rock star; heart attack (September 26, 2003)
    Addicted to Love (1986)
  22. Rawls, Lou, 72, singer; lung cancer (January 6, 2006)
  23. Reeves, Del, 74, country singer; emphysema (January 1, 2007).
    The Girl on the Billboard
  24. Rogers, Stan, 33, Canadian folksinger, airliner fire caused by smoking(1983)
  25. Smith, “Sonic” Fred, 45, rock musician; heart failure (November 4, 1994)
    Guitarist with MC5


The list you see above is the work of a serial killer, who goes by the name `THE CIGARETTE ‘. The world has lost so many people, friends, family, dear ones, beloved’s, role models, pioneers to this one dirty habit of `Smoking’ caused by the cigarette. I am sure you, just like us, being a part of the musical community realize what talent and genius have been taken away forever from us, never to return!


Its Anti-tobacco day this week, and generally everyone will advise you to quit smoking, but ArtistAloud says, `IT IS HEALTHY TO SMOKE’!!! 


Don’t get too excited now…. We’re not talking about smoking cigarettes and joining the big list above, we’re talking SMOKING MUSIC!!!  We’ve got just the thing to keep you away from cigarettes all this week in the ARTISTALOUD SMOKING HITS TOP 10. Stub your cigarette right away and Enjoy 10 smoking hot songs.  And always remember





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