Musician Jeff Buckley, who achieved posthumous chart success with his cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart in 2008. He was reportedly disturbed by his own good looks, saying that he thought they distracted others from his music (oh you poor thing, Jeff Buckley – complaining about being too hot)!
Rock stars who die in their 20s or 30s are kind of a… dime a dozen. Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Sid Vicious…the list goes on. Singer Jeff Buckley died when he was 30 by drowning in 1997 after taking a spontaneous swim in the Mississippi River. It gets…weirder.
In this article, Jeff Buckley’s manager Dave Lory recounted what he described as Buckley’s attempt to contact him from beyond the grave – six years after his death. He visited a psychic in London, who explained that Jeff might have been trying to contact him:
A Jeff or a John is trying to get a hold of you, it has something to do with water.” “She told me things only Jeff and I knew,” he said, explaining that he had given her a bracelet of Buckley’s to hold. “Towards the end, she said, ‘Is this is his bracelet?’ and I said, ‘Yes’. She said, ‘Well, I don’t know if this makes sense, but he didn’t mean for it to happen, but he didn’t fight it. It’s not your fault. It’s okay to let go.’
Read more about this in Lory’s book – From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye.