Jim Croce

James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. On September 20, 1973, during Croce’s Life and Times tour Croce and all five others on board were killed when their chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree during take-off from the Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitoches, Louisiana.