When Vic Chesnutt died I had only been aware of him and his music for less than a year, but I still sobbed like a goddamn baby when he passed. Mitch Mitchell's death also made me cry. Syd Barrett too.
These guys' passing will make me sad:
Not just because of the awesome music they made, but because of the tragic lives they led which seeped into their work. I think a lot of artists don't get enough credit for baring their souls to us, especially after they've experienced so much hurt. It's a tremendous task to put yourself out there and make something that emotionally unites every person in the room.