Being a professional musician comes with its share of challenges, and often times the type of tortured souls that are attracted to the occupation struggle to deal with these hardships.
On the one hand, those who don't make it big wrestle with self-doubt and often have a hard time making ends meet. Conversely, performers who go on to become stars deal with their own set of issues such as exhausting travel schedules, lack of privacy, and sometimes even drug addiction. In either scenario, depression often rears its ugly head.
To illustrate the previous points and the effects they have had on some of the most talented musicians of our time, look no further than the 27 Club. The 27 Club is a group of artists who all died at the age of 27 and includes iconic performers like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain.
Of course, many music fans are aware of the club and the heartbreaking tales associated with its most high-profile members. However, there is another group of performers who aren't discussed nearly as often, though their stories are every bit as tragic. That group consists of famous musicians who mysteriously disappeared and were never heard from again.
With that in mind, here are the stories behind 8 artists who vanished without a trace.
From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.