Other shock death - John Wetton aged only 67. I know his work best from the 1972-1974 incarnation of King Crimson, perhaps my all-time favourite rock band. I can still remember the shock of hearing the Lark's Tongue in Aspic album for the first time back around 1980.
I know virtually nothing about his post-King-Crimson work, but what I have is enough. The three big Crimson box sets from the last few years have been a great reminder of just how much I love that band.
And I am currently 53. I would like to live to be 95, so I'd have 40 years left, but what if I only reached 67 - 14 more years is nowhere near enough.