Ben Cauley Jr.
Final Resting Place:
New Park Cemetery
4536 Horn Lake Road
Memphis, Tennessee, 38119
Grave Location:Garden of Eternity
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popular name: Dimebag Darrell
date_of_death: December 8, 2004
cause_of_death: Multiple gunshot wounds to the head
best_know_for: As the cofounder with his brother Vinnie of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag Darrell was not only one of the most influential heavy metal guitarist but considered one of the greatest guitarist of modern times. Sadly his fame extended to his brutal death while performing onstage at the Alrosa Villa Nightclub in Columbus, Ohio.
popular name: Ritchie Valens
date_of_death: February 3, 1959
cause_of_death: Gross trauma to brain due to crash of airplane, multiple fractures, left forearm and both legs
best_know_for: Richie Valens was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and a true rock and roll pioneer who died at the young age of 17 in the infamous Buddy Holly plane crash. Ritchie played is final concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with Buddy Holly and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson. Holly, Valens and Richardson left The Surf immediately after the show, going to the nearby Mason City airport and chartering a small plane with pilot Roger Peterson to take them to Fargo, North Dakota to prepare for their next show at the Moorhead Armory in Moorhead, Minnesota. The plane took off at 12:55 AM Central Time on Tuesday February 3, 1959. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing everyone aboard.
popular name: Sonny Geraci
date_of_death: February 5, 2017
cause_of_death: Multiple health issues after a brain aneurysm in 2012
best_know_for: Geraci made his mark in the Cleveland music scene as the lead singer for the Outsiders. Signed to Capital Records they released four Top-40 hits including "Girl in Love" and "Help Me Girl". In 1971 Geraci scored his biggest hit song for Climax called "Precious and Few" which reached #3 on the Billboard charts.