Rolling Stone ranked him the 35th best guitarist of all time. It still took almost twenty years before anyone told us he was dead.

Name
John Aloysius Fahey
Birthday
February 28, 1939
Age
61
Died on
Thursday, February 22nd, 2001
Famous
Confirmed
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Also known as
John Fahey
John Aloysius Fahey
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Here's a weird one. She had her own TV show, and was in no fewer than four films as herself, and yet, until she died, we'd never heard of her.

(d) June 29th, 1996