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DragonKing Dark: The death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott


The rock music world was shaken in February 1980 when the distinctive lead singer of the rising rock group AC/DC was found dead in a car.

The cause of death was apparently alcohol related though specifically how has been debated for 40 years now.

It seemed impossible that a rising rock group with such a distinctive sound could possibly carry on after the death of its frontman. Yet, the band's next album became one of the top five selling albums of all time.

This is the story of the death of Bon Scott, part of our Dark 100 series looking at the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history.

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