List of deaths in rock and roll

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Monument at the crash site of the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens; "The Day the Music Died"

In the history of rock and roll and rock music, there have been many notable deaths, many quite young but still leaving their mark on music. The following is a list of the names of many such figures, who have been associated with the genre as performers, producers, songwriters and other occupations, along with the date, cause of death, location, and age at time of death.

1950s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Cecil Gant 37 February 4, 1951 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Pneumonia
Danny Cedrone
Bill Haley & His Comets
33 June 17, 1954 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Broken neck from falling down stairs
Johnny Ace 25 December 24, 1954 Houston, Texas, USA Accidental shooting
Chuck Willis 30 April 10, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Peritonitis
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
22 February 3, 1959 Near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash
J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson 28 February 3, 1959 Near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash
Ritchie Valens 17 February 3, 1959 Near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones 32 February 7, 1959 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia

1960s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Jesse Belvin 27 February 6, 1960 Fairhope, Arkansas, USA Car crash
Eddie Cochran 21 April 17, 1960 Chippenham, Wiltshire, England Road accident
Johnny Horton 35 November 5, 1960 Milano, Texas, USA Car crash
Stuart Sutcliffe
The Beatles
21 April 10, 1962 Hamburg, West Germany Cerebral hemorrhage
Elmore James 45 May 24, 1963 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Dinah Washington 39 December 14, 1963 Detroit, Michigan, USA Accidental overdose
Cyril Davies 31 January 7, 1964 Leukemia
Rudy Lewis
The Drifters
27 May 20, 1964 New York City, New York, USA Probable drug overdose
Johnny Burnette
The Rock and Roll Trio
30 August 14, 1964 Clear Lake, California, USA Drowning
Sam Cooke 33 December 11, 1964 Los Angeles, California, USA Shot to death by Bertha Franklin
Alan Freed
Popularized the term Rock and roll
43 January 20, 1965 Palm Springs, California, USA Uremia and liver cirrhosis
Sonny Boy Williamson II Uncertain -
probably 57
May 25, 1965 Helena, Arkansas, USA Heart attack
Bill Black, Jr.
Elvis Presley
The Blue Moon Boys
39 October 21, 1965 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Brain tumor
Henry Booth
The Midnighters
32 1966 Shot
Richard Fariña 29 April 30, 1966 Carmel Valley, California, USA Motorcycle accident
Bobby Fuller
The Bobby Fuller Four
23 July 18, 1966 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide (suspicious)
Johnny Kidd
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
30 October 7, 1966 Near Bury, Lancashire, England Car crash
Joe Meek 37 February 3, 1967 London, England Suicide by gunshot
Brian Epstein
Manager of The Beatles
32 August 27, 1967 London, England Accidental carbitral overdose
Otis Redding 26 December 10, 1967 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Plane crash
Jimmie King
Ronnie Caldwell
Carl Cunningham
Phalon Jones
The Bar-Kays
Various
(18-19)
December 10, 1967 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Plane crash
"Rockin' Robin" Roberts
The Wailers
27 December 22, 1967 San Mateo County, California, USA Car crash
Bert Berns 38 December 30, 1967 New York City, New York USA Heart failure
Little Walter 37 February 15, 1968 Chicago, Illinois USA Coronary thrombosis
Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
25 February 27, 1968 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
Little Willie John 30 May 26, 1968 Walla Walla, Washington, USA Heart attack (suspicious)
Wes Montgomery 45 June 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Heart attack
Malcolm Hale
Spanky and Our Gang
27 October 30, 1968 Chicago, Illinois, USA Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
Benny Benjamin
The Funk Brothers
43 April 20, 1969 New York City, New York, USA Stroke
Don Drummond
The Skatalites
37 May 6, 1969 Kingston, Jamaica Possibly heart failure
Martin Lamble
Fairport Convention
19 May 12, 1969 M1 Motorway, England Car crash
Shorty Long 29 June 29, 1969 Detroit, Michigan, USA Drowning
Brian Jones
The Rolling Stones
27 July 3, 1969 Hartfield, East Sussex, England Accidental drowning, thought to be suicide
Wynonie Harris 53 July 4, 1969 Los Angeles, California, USA Esophageal cancer
Roy Hamilton 40 July 20, 1969 New Rochelle, New York, USA Stroke
Tommy Edwards 47 October 22, 1969 Richmond, Virginia, USA Brain aneurysm

1970s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Billy Stewart 32 January 17, 1970 Selma, North Carolina, USA Car accident
Slim Harpo 46 January 31, 1970 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Mary Ann Ganser
The Shangri-Las
22 March 14, 1970 Forest Hills, New York, USA Barbiturate overdose (disputed)
Tammi Terrell 24 March 16, 1970 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Brain tumor
Kid Thomas 35 April 5, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Shooting
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson
Canned Heat
27 September 3, 1970 Topanga Canyon, California, USA Suicide or accidental barbiturate overdose
Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
27 September 18, 1970 Kensington, London, England Asphyxiation on vomit
Janis Joplin 27 October 4, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Harold McNair
Ginger Baker's Air Force
39 March 7, 1971 London, UK Lung cancer
Arlester "Dyke" Christian
Dyke & the Blazers
27 March 13, 1971 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Shot
Jim Morrison
The Doors
Rick & the Ravens
27 July 3, 1971 Paris, France Heart failure (disputed)
King Curtis 37 August 13, 1971 New York City, New York, USA Stabbed to death
Gene Vincent 36 October 12, 1971 California, USA Burst stomach ulcer
Duane Allman
The Allman Brothers Band
Derek and the Dominos
24 October 29, 1971 Macon, Georgia, USA Motorcycle accident
Little Junior Parker 39 November 18, 1971 Blue Island, Illinois, USA Following surgery for brain tumor
Leslie Harvey
Stone the Crows
27 May 3, 1972 Swansea, Wales Electrocuted by a live microphone on stage
Clyde McPhatter
Billy Ward and His Dominoes
The Drifters
39 June 13, 1972 Teaneck, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Brian Cole
The Association
29 August 2, 1972 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Rory Storm 33 September 28, 1972 Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England Alleged suicide
Billy Murcia
The New York Dolls
21 November 6, 1972 London, England Accidental suffocation due to drugs and alcohol
Berry Oakley
The Allman Brothers Band
24 November 11, 1972 Macon, Georgia, USA Motorcycle accident
Danny Whitten
Crazy Horse
29 November 18, 1972 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide or accidental heroin overdose
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
The Grateful Dead
27 March 8, 1973 Corte Madera, California, USA Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Clarence White
The Kentucky Colonels
The Byrds
29 July 14, 1973 Palmdale, California, USA Hit by drunk driver
Paul Williams
The Temptations
34 August 17, 1973 Detroit, Michigan, USA Suicide by gunshot
Gram Parsons 26 September 19, 1973 Joshua Tree, California, USA Morphine and alcohol overdose
Jim Croce 30 September 20, 1973 Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Plane crash
Maury Muehleisen
Jim Croce's lead guitarist
24 September 20, 1973 Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Plane crash
John Rostill
The Shadows
31 November 26, 1973 Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK Electrocuted by guitar
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 58 October 9, 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Stroke
Bobby Darin 37 December 20, 1973 Los Angeles, California, USA Surgery to repair a mechanical heart valve
Packy Axton
The Mar-Keys
32 January 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cirrhosis or heart attack
Harry Womack
The Valentinos
28 March 9, 1974 Los Angeles, California, USA Stabbed to death by his girlfriend
Graham Bond
The Graham Bond Organisation
Ginger Baker's Air Force
36 May 8, 1974 London, England Suicide
"Mama" Cass Elliot
The Mamas & the Papas
34 July 29, 1974 London, England Heart failure
Ivory Joe Hunter 60 November 8, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Nick Drake 26 November 25, 1974 Tanworth-in-Arden, England Suicide or accidental overdose
Dave Alexander
The Stooges
27 February 10, 1975 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Pneumonia
Pete Ham
Badfinger
27 April 23, 1975 Surrey, England Suicide
Tim Buckley 28 June 29, 1975 Santa Monica, California, USA Heroin overdose
Al Jackson, Jr
Booker T. & the MG's
39 October 1, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Murdered by gunshot
Gary Thain
Uriah Heep
27 December 8, 1975 Norwood Green, England Heroin overdose
Rudy Pompilli
Bill Haley & His Comets
51 February 5, 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Lung cancer
Florence Ballard
The Supremes
32 February 22, 1976 Detroit, Michigan, USA Coronary thrombosis
Paul Kossoff
Free
25 March 19, 1976 Flight from New York to Los Angeles, USA Drug-related heart attack
Phil Ochs 35 April 9, 1976 New York City, New York, USA Suicide by hanging
Keith Relf
The Yardbirds
33 May 14, 1976 London, England Electrocuted by guitar
Jimmy Reed 50 August 29, 1976 Oakland, California, USA Epileptic seizure
Tommy Bolin
Deep Purple
The James Gang
Zephyr
25 December 4, 1976 Miami, Florida, USA Heroin overdose
Annette Snell 32 April 4, 1977 New Hope, Georgia, USA Southern Airways Flight 242 plane crash
Peter Laughner
Pere Ubu
24 June 22, 1977 Acute pancreatitis from alcohol and drug abuse
Elvis Presley 42 August 16, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Marc Bolan
T. Rex
29 September 16, 1977 London, England Car accident
Steve Gaines
Lynyrd Skynyrd
28 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane crash
Ronnie Van Zant
Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane crash
Cassie Gaines
Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane crash
Terry Kath
Chicago
31 January 23, 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidentally shot himself
Sandy Denny
Fairport Convention
31 April 21, 1978 London, England Cerebral hemorrhage after accidental fall
Joe Negroni
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
37 September 5, 1978 New York City, New York, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Keith Moon
The Who
32 September 7, 1978 London, England Heminevrin overdose
Chris Bell
Big Star
27 December 27, 1978 East Memphis, Tennessee, USA Automobile accident
Donny Hathaway 33 January 13, 1979 New York City, New York, USA Accidental fall
Sid Vicious
Sex Pistols
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Vicious White Kids
The Flowers of Romance
21 February 2, 1979 New York City, New York, USA Suicide or accidental heroin overdose
Lowell George
Little Feat
34 June 29, 1979 Arlington, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Van McCoy 39 July 6, 1979 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Minnie Riperton 31 July 12, 1979 Los Angeles, California, USA Breast cancer
Dorsey Burnette
The Rock and Roll Trio
46 August 19, 1979 Los Angeles, California, USA Massive coronary
Jimmy McCulloch
Wings
26 September 27, 1979 London, England Heroin overdose
John Glascock
Jethro Tull
28 November 17, 1979 London, England Congenital heart defect
Jackie Brenston
Ike Turner
Kings of Rhythm
49 December 15, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack

1980s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Georgeanna Tillman
The Marvelettes
36 January 6, 1980 Inkster, Michigan, USA Complications from sickle cell anemia and lupus
Bon Scott
AC/DC
33 February 19, 1980 London, England Alcohol poisoning
Ian Curtis
Joy Division
23 May 18, 1980 Macclesfield, England Suicide by hanging
Carl Radle
Derek and the Dominos
37 May 30, 1980 Kidney infection
Malcolm Owen
The Ruts
25 July 14, 1980 Heroin overdose
Keith Godchaux
The Grateful Dead
32 July 23, 1980 Marin County, California, USA Automobile accident
John Bonham
Led Zeppelin
32 September 25, 1980 Windsor, England Asphyxiation on vomit
Bobby Lester
The Moonglows
49 October 15, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky, USA Lung cancer
Steve Peregrin Took
Tyrannosaurus Rex
31 October 27, 1980 Ladbroke Grove, London, England Asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry
Darby Crash
The Germs
22 December 7, 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide by intentional heroin overdose
John Lennon
The Beatles
40 December 8, 1980 New York City, New York, USA Shot to death by Mark David Chapman
Tim Hardin 39 December 29, 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA Morphine and heroin overdose
David Lynch
The Platters
51 January 2, 1981 Long Beach, California, USA Cancer
Bill Haley
Bill Haley & His Comets
55 February 9, 1981 Harlingen, Texas, USA Brain tumor or heart attack (disputed)
Mike Bloomfield 37 February 15, 1981 San Francisco, California, USA Heroin overdose
Bob Hite
Canned Heat
36 April 5, 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Steve Currie
T. Rex
33 April 28, 1981 Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal Car crash
Bob Marley
The Wailers
36 May 11, 1981 Miami, Florida, USA Acral lentiginous melanoma (suspicious)
Roy Brown 55 May 25, 1981 San Fernando, California, USA Heart attack
Chuck Wagon
The Dickies
25 June 28, 1981 San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA Died in a hospital after shooting himself in the head with 22 rifle
Rushton Moreve
Steppenwolf
32 July 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California, USA Car crash
Harry Chapin 38 July 16, 1981 Jericho, New York, USA Car crash
Sandra Tilley
The Velvelettes
Martha and the Vandellas
38 September 9, 1981 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Complications from brain surgery
Randy Rhoads
Quiet Riot
Ozzy Osbourne
25 March 19, 1982 Leesburg, Florida, USA Plane crash
Lester Bangs 33 April 30, 1982 New York City, New York, USA Darvon and valium overdose
Addie Harris
The Shirelles
42 June 10, 1982 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Heart attack
James Honeyman-Scott
The Pretenders
25 June 16, 1982 London, England Heart failure caused by cocaine intolerance
Joe Tex 49 August 13, 1982 Navasota, Texas, USA Heart attack
Rebop Kwaku Baah
Traffic
Can
38 January 12, 1983 Stockholm, Sweden Cerebral hemorrhage
Lamar Williams
The Allman Brothers Band
34 January 21, 1983 Lung cancer
Björn "Böna" Eriksson
Rude Kids
24 January 25, 1983 Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden Car accident
Billy Fury 42 January 28, 1983 London, England Heart attack
Karen Carpenter
The Carpenters
32 February 4, 1983 Downey, California, USA Heart attack due to anorexia
Danny Rapp
Danny & The Juniors
41 April 5, 1983 Parker, Arizona, USA Suicide
Pete Farndon
The Pretenders
30 April 14, 1983 London, England Drowned in his bathtub after a heroin overdose
Felix Pappalardi
Mountain
43 April 17, 1983 New York City, New York, USA Shot by his wife Gail Collins Pappalardi
Muddy Waters 70 April 30, 1983 Westmont, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Buzz Shearman
Moxy
Leigh Ashford
33 June 16, 1983 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Motorcycle accident
Chris Wood
Traffic
39 July 12, 1983 Birmingham, England Pneumonia
James Jamerson
The Funk Brothers
47 August 2, 1983 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications of cirrhosis, heart failure and pneumonia
Klaus Nomi 39 August 6, 1983 New York City, New York, USA Complications due to AIDS
Tom Evans
Badfinger
36 November 19, 1983 London, England Suicide
Dennis Wilson
The Beach Boys
39 December 28, 1983 Marina del Rey, California, USA Accidental drowning
Jackie Wilson 49 January 21, 1984 Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA On-stage heart attack leading to brain damage and a decade-long coma before his eventual death
Marvin Gaye 44 April 1, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Shot by his father Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr.
Nate Nelson
The Flamingos
52 April 10, 1984 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Heart attack
Big Mama Thornton 57 July 25, 1984 Los Angeles California, USA Heart attack
Lenny Breau 43 August 12, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Murder by strangulation
Razzle
Hanoi Rocks
24 December 9, 1984 Redondo Beach, California, USA Auto accident
Eddie "Bongo" Brown
The Funk Brothers
52 December 28, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart ailment
David Byron
Uriah Heep
38 February 28, 1985 Reading, Berkshire, England Alcohol-related complications
Kyu Sakamoto 43 August 12, 1985 Mount Osutaka, Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Plane crash
Ricky Wilson
The B-52's
32 October 12, 1985 New York City, New York, USA Complications due to AIDS
Big Joe Turner 74 November 24, 1985 Inglewood, California, USA Heart attack
Ian Stewart
The Rolling Stones
47 December 12, 1985 London, England, UK Heart attack
D. Boon
The Minutemen
27 December 22, 1985 Tucson, Arizona, USA Traffic accident
Ricky Nelson 45 December 31, 1985 De Kalb, Texas, USA Plane crash
Phil Lynott
Thin Lizzy
36 January 4, 1986 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Heart failure and pneumonia caused by alcohol and drug use
Richard Manuel
The Band
42 March 4, 1986 Winter Park, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
The Isley Brothers
48 March 31, 1986 Alpine, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Cliff Burton
Metallica
24 September 27, 1986 Ljungby Municipality, Sweden Traffic accident
Billy Johnson
The Moonglows
58 March 28, 1987 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Carlton Barrett
The Wailers
36 April 17, 1987 Kingston, Jamaica Murdered by gunshot
Paul Butterfield 44 May 4, 1987 North Hollywood, California, USA Heart attack
Gary Driscoll
Rainbow
41 June 1987 Ithaca, New York, USA Murdered in his home
Philip Charles "Snakefinger" Lithman
The Residents
38 July 1, 1987 Linz, Austria Heart attack on stage
Peter Tosh
The Wailers
42 September 11, 1987 Kingston, Jamaica Murdered by gunshot
Jaco Pastorius
Weather Report
35 September 21, 1987 Wilton Manors, Florida, USA Beaten to death by a bar bouncer
John Curulewski
Styx
37 February 13, 1988 Chicago, Illinois, USA Brain aneurysm
Alexander Bashlachev 27 February 17, 1988 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Falling from the window (most likely suicide)
Andy Gibb
Younger brother of the Bee Gees
30 March 10, 1988 Oxford, England Myocarditis worsened by cocaine addiction
Dave Prater
Sam & Dave
50 April 9, 1988 Sycamore, Georgia, USA Car accident
Howie Johnson
The Ventures
49 May 5, 1988 Heart attack
Chet Baker
Jazz trumpeter
58 May 13, 1988 Amsterdam, Netherlands Fall from hotel window
Hillel Slovak
Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 June 25, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Speedball overdose
Nico 49 July 18, 1988 Ibiza, Spain Head trauma caused by bicycle accident
Robert Calvert
Hawkwind
43 August 14, 1988 Ramsgate, England Heart attack
Roy Buchanan 48 August 14, 1988 Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Supposed suicide; found hanged in prison cell
Tim Davis
The Steve Miller Band
44 September 20, 1988 Complications related to diabetes
Black Randy
Black Randy and the Metrosquad
36 November 11, 1988 AIDS-related disease
Roy Orbison 52 December 6, 1988 Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Paul Jeffreys
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
36 December 21, 1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Airliner bombing and subsequent crash
Paul Robi
The Platters
57 February 1, 1989 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Ron Wilson
The Surfaris
44 May 7, 1989 Brain aneurysm
John Cipollina
Quicksilver Messenger Service
45 May 29, 1989 San Francisco, California, USA Emphysema
Pete de Freitas
Echo & the Bunnymen
28 June 14, 1989 London, England Motorcycle accident

1990s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Allen Collins
Lynyrd Skynyrd
37 January 23, 1990 Jacksonville, Florida, USA Pneumonia
Del Shannon 55 February 8, 1990 Santa Clarita, California, USA Suicide by gunshot
Johnnie Ray 63 February 24, 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver failure due to chronic alcoholism
David Prichard
Armored Saint
26 February 28, 1990 Leukemia
Cornelius Gunter
The Coasters
53 February 26, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada USA Homicide
Ric Grech
Family
Traffic
Blind Faith
43 March 17, 1990 Leicester, England Liver and kidney failure
Andrew Wood
Malfunkshun
Mother Love Bone
24 March 19, 1990 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Stiv Bators
The Dead Boys
The Lords of the New Church
40 June 3, 1990 Paris, France Struck by taxi
Jim Hodder
Steely Dan
42 June 5, 1990 USA Drowned
Brent Mydland
The Grateful Dead
37 July 26, 1990 Lafayette, California, USA Speedball overdose
Viktor Tsoi
Kino
28 August 15, 1990 Tukums, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union Car accident
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Double Trouble
35 August 27, 1990 East Troy, Wisconsin, USA Helicopter accident
Tom Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival
48 September 6, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Tuberculosis
Steve Clark
Def Leppard
30 January 8, 1991 London, England Accidental overdose of painkillers, anti-depressants, and alcohol
Roger Patterson
Atheist
23 February 12, 1991 Car crash
Dave Guard
The Kingston Trio
56 March 22, 1991 Rollinsford, New Hampshire, USA Lymphatic cancer
Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin
Mayhem
22 April 8, 1991 Oslo, Norway Suicide
Steve Marriott
Small Faces
Humble Pie
44 April 21, 1991 Essex, England House fire
Johnny Thunders
The New York Dolls
The Heartbreakers
38 April 23, 1991 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Drug-related causes; suspicious
Gene Clark
The Byrds
46 May 24, 1991 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Bleeding ulcer
David Ruffin
The Temptations
50 June 1, 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Cocaine overdose
Paula Pierce
The Pandoras
31 August 10, 1991 Hollywood, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Mike Naumenko
Zoopark
36 August 27, 1991 Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Cerebral hemorrhage
Peter Slaghuis
VideoKids
30 September 5, 1991 Amsterdam, Netherlands Car accident
Rob Tyner
MC5
46 September 18, 1991 Berkley, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Miles Davis
Jazz trumpeter
65 September 28, 1991 Santa Monica, California, USA Pneumonia, respiratory failure, and stroke
Ole Beich
Guns N' Roses
36 October 16, 1991 Copenhagen, Denmark Drowned in Skt. Jørgens Lake
Bill Graham
Promoter of various bands
60 October 25, 1991 Vallejo, California, USA Helicopter crash
Eric Carr
Kiss
41 November 24, 1991 New York City, New York, USA Heart cancer and subsequent brain hemorrhage
Freddie Mercury
Queen
45 November 24, 1991 London, England Complications due to AIDS
Johnny Rydh
Strebers
27 January 3, 1992 Car crash
Jerry Nolan
The New York Dolls
The Heartbreakers
45 January 14, 1992 New York City, New York, USA Stroke and subsequent coma
Willie Dixon 76 January 29, 1992 Burbank, California, USA Heart failure
Brian "Too Loud" MacLeod
Chilliwack
Headpins
38 April 25, 1992 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Bone cancer
Iosu Expósito
Eskorbuto
31 May 31, 1992 Baracaldo, Spain Heroin overdose
Stefanie Sargent
7 Year Bitch
24 June 27, 1992 Seattle, Washington, USA Asphyxiation after taking alcohol and heroin
Paul Hackman
Helix
38 July 5, 1992 Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Car accident
Mary Wells 49 July 26, 1992 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia and throat cancer
Jeff Porcaro
Toto
38 August 5, 1992 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack due to allergic reaction or cocaine use (disputed)
Tony Williams
The Platters
64 August 14, 1992 New York City, New York, USA Emphysema
Earl Van Dyke
The Funk Brothers
62 September 18, 1992 Detroit, Michigan, USA Prostate cancer
Eddie Kendricks
The Temptations
52 October 5, 1992 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Lung cancer
Albert King 69 December 21, 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Eddie Hazel
Funkadelic
42 December 23, 1992 Brooklyn, New York, USA Internal bleeding and liver failure
Mick Ronson
David Bowie
47 April 30, 1993 London, England Liver cancer
GG Allin
The Jabbers
The Scumfucs
The Murder Junkies
36 June 28, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
Wong Ka Kui
Beyond
31 June 30, 1993 Tokyo, Japan Internal bleeding due to head injuries
Dave Rubinstein
Reagan Youth
29 July 3, 1993 Suicide by anti-depressant induced overdose
Mia Zapata
The Gits
27 July 7, 1993 Seattle, Washington, USA Murdered
Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth
Mayhem
25 August 10, 1993 Oslo, Norway Stabbed to death by Varg Vikernes
Criss Oliva
Savatage
30 October 17, 1993 Zephyrhills, Florida, USA Car accident
Jerry Edmonton
Steppenwolf
47 November 28, 1993 Santa Barbara, California, USA Car crash
Ray Gillen
Black Sabbath
Badlands
Sun Red Sun
34 December 1, 1993 New York City, New York, USA AIDS related
Frank Zappa
The Mothers of Invention
52 December 4, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer
Doug Hopkins
Gin Blossoms
32 December 5, 1993 Suicide
Michael Clarke
The Byrds
47 December 19, 1993 Treasure Island, Florida, USA Liver failure
Harry Nilsson 52 January 15, 1994 Agoura Hills, California, USA Heart failure
Rhett Forrester
Riot
37 January 22, 1994 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Gun shot
Papa John Creach
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Starship
The Dinosaurs
76 February 22, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Dan Hartman March 22, 1994 Westport, Connecticut, USA Complications from AIDS
Kurt Cobain
Nirvana
27 April 5, 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA Suicide
Lee Brilleaux
Dr. Feelgood
51 April 7, 1994 Canvey Island, Essex, England Lymphoma
Derek Leckenby
Herman's Hermits
51 June 4, 1994 Manchester, England Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Kristen Pfaff
Hole
Janitor Joe
27 June 16, 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Nicky Hopkins
The Jeff Beck Group
50 September 6, 1994 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from intestinal surgery
Ken "Dimwit" Montgomery
D.O.A.
Pointed Sticks
Subhumans
36 September 27, 1994 Heroin overdose
Danny Gatton 49 October 4, 1994 Newburg, Maryland, USA Suicide by gunshot
Robert White
The Funk Brothers
57 October 27, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from open heart surgery
Fred "Sonic" Smith
MC5
Sonic's Rendezvous Band
45 November 4, 1994 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart failure
Dan Hamilton
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
48 December 23, 1994 Los Angeles, California, USA Cushing`s syndrome
Ruby Starr
Black Oak Arkansas
45 January 14, 1995 Toledo, Ohio, USA Lung cancer
Bob Stinson
The Replacements
Static Taxi
35 February 18, 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Health undermined by years of alcohol and drug abuse
Melvin Franklin
The Temptations
52 February 23, 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA Brain seizure
Vivian Stanshall
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
51 March 5, 1995 Muswell Hill, London, England House fire
Ingo Schwichtenberg
Helloween
29 March 8, 1995 Hamburg, West Germany Suicide by throwing himself under a train
Eazy-E
N.W.A
31 March 26, 1995 Compton, California, USA Complications due to AIDS
Jimmy McShane
Baltimora
37 March 29, 1995 Derry, Northern Ireland Complications due to AIDS
Selena 23 March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Shot to death by Yolanda Saldívar
Carl Albert
Vicious Rumors
32 April 22, 1995 Car accident
Rory Gallagher 47 June 14, 1995 London, England MRSA complications following a liver transplant
Wolfman Jack
American DJ
57 July 1, 1995 Belvidere, North Carolina, USA Heart attack
Charlie Rich 62 July 25, 1995 Hammond, Louisiana, USA Acute blood clot
Jerry Garcia
The Grateful Dead
53 August 9, 1995 Forest Knolls, California, USA Heart attack
Ronald White
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
56 August 26, 1995 Detroit, Michigan, USA Leukemia
Sterling Morrison
The Velvet Underground
53 August 30, 1995 Poughkeepsie, New York, USA Cancer brought on from smoking
Shannon Hoon
Blind Melon
28 October 21, 1995 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Cocaine overdose
Alan Hull
Lindisfarne
50 November 17, 1995 Newcastle, England Heart thrombosis
Billy Williamson
Bill Haley & His Comets
71 March 22, 1996 Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA Cancer
Don Murray
The Turtles
50 March 22, 1996 Glendale, California, USA Complications following ulcer surgery
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
The Gun Club
37 March 31, 1996 Cerebral hemorrhage
Kevin Gilbert 29 May 17, 1996 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidental strangulation
Bradley Nowell
Sublime
28 May 25, 1996 San Francisco, California, USA Heroin overdose
Jonathan Melvoin
The Smashing Pumpkins
34 July 12, 1996 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
John Panozzo
Styx
47 July 16, 1996 Chicago, Illinois, USA Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
Chas Chandler
The Animals
57 July 17, 1996 Heaton, Tyne and Wear, England Heart condition
Marge Ganser
The Shangri-Las
48 July 28, 1996 New York City, New York, USA Breast cancer
Jason Thirsk
Pennywise
Humble Gods
28 July 29, 1996 Self-inflicted gunshot
Mel Taylor
The Ventures
62 August 11, 1996 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Tupac Shakur 25 September 13, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Homicide
Tiny Tim 64 November 30, 1996 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Heart attack
Patty Donahue 40 December 9, 1996 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Lung cancer
Dawn Crosby
Detente
Fear of God
33 December 15, 1996 Liver Failure
Kenny Pickett
The Creation
54 January 10, 1997 London, England, UK Heart attack
Billy Mackenzie
Associates
39 January 22, 1997 Angus, Scotland, UK Prescription pill overdose
Brian Connolly
The Sweet
52 February 9, 1997 Slough, England, UK Kidney failure
Biggie Smalls 24 March 9, 1997 Los Angeles, California, USA Homicide
LaVern Baker 67 March 10, 1997 Queens, New York, USA Coronary complications
Ronnie Barron 53 March 20, 1997 Heart failure
Rob Pilatus
Milli Vanilli
32 April 2, 1997 Frankfurt, Germany Alcohol and prescription pill overdose
Laura Nyro 49 April 8, 1997 Danbury, Connecticut, USA Ovarian cancer
Eldon Hoke
Mentors
The Screamers
39 April 19, 1997 Riverside, California, USA Struck by a train
Jeff Buckley 30 May 29, 1997 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Accidental drowning
Ronnie Lane
The Small Faces
Faces
51 June 4, 1997 Trinidad, Colorado, USA Pneumonia
Bobby Helms 63 June 19, 1997 Martinsville, Indiana, USA Emphysema and asthma
Lawrence Payton
The Four Tops
59 June 20, 1997 Southfield, Michigan, USA Cancer
Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri
Warzone
Agnostic Front
35 September 11, 1997 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
John Denver 53 October 12, 1997 Pacific Grove, California, USA Plane crash
Glen Buxton
Alice Cooper
49 October 19, 1997 Clarion, Iowa, USA Pneumonia
Henry Vestine
Canned Heat
52 October 20, 1997 Paris, France Heart and respiratory failure
Epic Soundtracks
Swell Maps
Crime & the City Solution
These Immortal Souls
38 November 22, 1997 West Hampstead, London, England Inconclusive official cause
Michael Hutchence
INXS
37 November 22, 1997 Sydney, Australia Suicide or accidental strangulation
Kurt Winter
The Guess Who
51 December 14, 1997 Kidney failure due to a past of drug abuse
Nicolette Larson 45 December 16, 1997 Los Angeles, California, USA Cerebral edema and liver failure
Sonny Bono
Sonny & Cher
62 January 5, 1998 South Lake Tahoe, California, USA Skiing accident
Ken Forssi
The Surfaris
Love
54 January 10, 1998 Tallahassee, Florida, USA Brain tumor
Carl Perkins 65 January 19, 1998 Jackson, Tennessee, USA Throat cancer
Falco 40 February 6, 1998 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Car crash
Carl Wilson
The Beach Boys
51 February 6, 1998 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Cozy Powell
The Jeff Beck Group
Whitesnake
Black Sabbath
50 April 5, 1998 Bristol, England Car crash bad tires
Wendy O. Williams
Plasmatics
48 April 6, 1998 Storrs, Connecticut, USA Suicide by shooting
Linda McCartney
Wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney
Wings
56 April 17, 1998 Tucson, Arizona, USA Breast cancer
Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto
X Japan
Zilch
33 May 2, 1998 Tokyo, Japan Suicide by hanging
Eddie Rabbitt 56 May 7, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Paul "Oz" Bach
Spanky and Our Gang
59 September 21, 1998 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Cancer
Lynn Strait
Snot
30 December 11, 1998 Santa Barbara, California, USA Car accident
Bryan Maclean
Love
52 December 25, 1998 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Johnny Moore
The Drifters
64 December 30, 1998 London, England Respiratory failure
Sonny Forriest
The Coasters
64 January 10, 1999 Capital Heights, Maryland, USA
John Baker Saunders
Mad Season
The Walkabouts
44 January 15, 1999 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Dusty Springfield 59 March 2, 1999 Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England Cancer
Skip Spence
Jefferson Airplane
Moby Grape
52 April 16, 1999 Santa Cruz, California, USA Lung cancer
Roger Troutman
Zapp
47 April 25, 1999 Dayton, Ohio, USA Murdered by his brother Larry
Larry Troutman
Zapp
54 April 25, 1999 Dayton, Ohio, USA Committed suicide after he murdered his brother Roger
Adrian Borland
The Outsiders
The Sound
41 April 26, 1999 London, England Suicide by throwing himself under a train
Screaming Lord Sutch 58 June 16, 1999 West Harrow, Middlesex, England Suicide by hanging
Kami
Malice Mizer
26 June 21, 1999 Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Mark Sandman
Morphine
46 July 3, 1999 Palestrina, Latium, Italy Onstage heart attack
Gar Samuelson
Megadeth
41 July 22, 1999 Orange City, Florida, USA Liver failure
Bobby Sheehan
Blues Traveler
31 August 20, 1999 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Drug Overdose
Claude "Kickboy Face" Bessy
Iconic founder of the Los Angeles punk scene in the late 1970s
53 October 2, 1999 Barcelona, Spain Lung cancer
Erik "Grim" Brødreskift
Borknagar
Gorgoroth
29 October 4, 1999 Suicide by drug overdose
Rick Danko
The Band
56 December 10, 1999 Marbletown, New York, USA Heart failure
Curtis Mayfield
The Impressions
57 December 26, 1999 Roswell, Georgia, USA Complications due to diabetes

2000s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Will "Dub" Jones
The Coasters
71 January 16, 2000 Long Beach, California, USA Diabetes
Doris Kenner-Jackson
The Shirelles
58 February 4, 2000 Sacramento, California, USA Breast cancer
Dave Peverett
Foghat
58 February 7, 2000 Orlando,Florida, USA Kidney cancer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins 72 February 12, 2000 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Complications following surgery concerning aneurysm
Dennis Danell
Social Distortion
38 February 29, 2000 Costa Mesa, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Ian Dury
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
57 March 27, 2000 Upminster, London, England Liver cancer
Heinz Burt
The Tornados
57 April 7, 2000 Southampton, England Motor neurone disease
Yuri "Hoy" Klinskikh
Sektor Gaza
35 July 4, 2000 Voronezh, Russia Heart attack
Chuck Briggs
U.S. Bombs
40 July 4, 2000 AIDS related complications
Alan Caddy
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
The Tornados
60 August 16, 2000 Complications due to alcoholism
Allen Woody
The Allman Brothers
Gov't Mule
44 August 26, 2000 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
David Brown
Santana
53 September 4, 2000 Liver and kidney failure
Benjamin Orr
The Cars
53 October 3, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Pancreatic cancer
Joachim Nielsen
Jokke & Valentinerne
36 October 17, 2000 Oslo, Norway Heroin overdose
Kirsty MacColl 41 December 18, 2000 Cozumel, Mexico Hit and killed by a speeding powerboat
Rob Buck
10,000 Maniacs
42 December 19, 2000 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Liver disease
Pops Staples
The Staple Singers
85 December 19, 2000 Chicago, Illinois, USA Injuries from a fall
Nick Massi
The Four Seasons
65 December 24, 2000 West Orange, New Jersey, USA Cancer
Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa
Plastic People of the Universe
49 January 5, 2001 Prague, Czech Republic Lung cancer
Bryan Gregory
The Cramps
49 January 10, 2001 Anaheim, California, USA Was suddenly felled by a multiple systems failure in Anaheim Regional Medical Center
John Phillips
The Mamas & the Papas
65 March 18, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Joey Ramone
The Ramones
49 April 15, 2001 New York City, New York, USA Lymphoma
John Lee Hooker 83 June 21, 2001 Los Altos, California, USA Natural causes
Leon Wilkeson
Lynyrd Skynyrd
49 July 27, 2001 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA Natural causes
Ron Townson
The 5th Dimension
68 August 2, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Renal failure
Aaliyah 22 August 25, 2001 Abaco Islands, Bahamas Plane crash
Michael Karoli
Can
53 November 17, 2001 Essen, Germany Cancer
George Harrison
The Beatles
58 November 29, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA laryngeal cancer
Chuck Schuldiner
Death
Control Denied
34 December 13, 2001 Glioma
Stuart Adamson
The Skids
Big Country
The Raphaels
43 December 16, 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii Suicide
Zac Foley
EMF
31 January 3, 2002 Drug overdose
Jon Lee
Feeder
33 January 7, 2002 Miami, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
Peter Bardens
Camel
67 January 22, 2002 Malibu, California, USA Lung cancer
Paul Baloff
Exodus
Hirax
Heathen
41 February 2, 2002 Oakland, California, USA Suffered a stroke which left him in a coma; he was taken off life support by doctors.
Waylon Jennings 64 February 13, 2002 Chandler, Arizona, USA Diabetic complications
Marc Moreland
Wall of Voodoo
The Skulls
44 March 13, 2002 Paris, France Liver failure
Joe Schermie
Three Dog Night
56 March 25, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Randy Castillo
Ozzy Osbourne
Mötley Crüe
51 March 26, 2002 Cancer
Frank Tovey
Fad Gadget
45 April 2, 2002 London, UK Heart attack
Layne Staley
Alice in Chains
Mad Season
34 April 5, 2002 Seattle, Washington, USA Speedball overdose
Andrew P. Bryan
Reagan Youth
39 June 4, 2002 Heart attack
Dee Dee Ramone
The Ramones
50 June 5, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Robbin Crosby
Ratt
42 June 6, 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
John Entwistle
The Who
57 June 27, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Cocaine-induced heart attack
Jim Cherry
Strung Out
Pulley
Zero Down
30 July 7, 2002 Simi Valley, California, USA Heart failure
Michael Houser
Widespread Panic
57 August 2, 2002 North Carolina, USA Pancreatic cancer
Randy Palmer
Pentagram
Bedemon
49 August 8, 2002 Car accident
Paul Samson
Samson
49 August 9, 2002 Norwich, England Cancer
Dave Williams
Drowning Pool
30 August 14, 2002 Manassas, Virginia, USA Cardiomyopathy
Giuseppe Codeluppi
Raw Power
45 October 6, 2002 Parma, Italy Heart attack
Jam Master Jay
Run-DMC
37 October 30, 2002 New York City, New York, USA Homicide
Lonnie Donegan 71 November 2, 2002 Peterborough, England Heart attack
Billy Guy
The Coasters
66 November 5, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Natural causes
Ben Eberbaugh
Black Lips
22 December 1, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Traffic accident
Zal Yanovsky
The Lovin' Spoonful
57 December 13, 2002 Kingston, Ontario, Canada Congestive heart failure
Joe Strummer
The Clash
The Mescaleros
50 December 22, 2002 Broomfield, Somerset, England Congenital heart defect
Kevin MacMichael
Cutting Crew
51 December 31, 2002 Halifax, Nova Scotia Lung cancer
Mickey Finn
T. Rex
55 January 11, 2003 Croydon, Surrey, England Alcohol-related liver problems
Maurice Gibb
The Bee Gees
53 January 12, 2003 Miami Beach, Florida, USA Complications of a volvulus
Ty Longley
Great White
31 February 20, 2003 West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA The Station nightclub fire
Howie Epstein
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
47 February 23, 2003 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Complications due to drug use
Hank Ballard
The Midnighters
66 March 2, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Throat cancer
Adam Faith 62 March 8, 2003 Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Heart attack
Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta
Finntroll
Thy Serpent
Barathrum
Impaled Nazarene
25 March 16, 2003 Helsinki, Finland Falling from the Kaisaniemi bridge in Helsinki while intoxicated
Edwin Starr 61 April 2, 2003 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Noel Redding
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
57 May 11, 2003 County Cork, Republic of Ireland Natural causes
Jeremy Michael Ward
The Mars Volta
27 May 25, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Mickie Most
Record producer
64 May 30, 2003 Totteridge, London, England Mesothelioma
Barry White 58 July 4, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Renal failure
Adam Cox
Jeremy Gage
Matt Fitzgerald
The Exploding Hearts
23, 21 and 20 July 20, 2003 Eugene, Oregon, USA Killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 5, north of Eugene
Erik Brann
Iron Butterfly
52 July 31, 2003 Heart attack due to a birth defect
Wesley Willis 40 August 21, 2003 Chicago, Illinois, USA Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Warren Zevon 56 September 7, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Mesothelioma
Johnny Cash 71 September 12, 2003 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from diabetes
Shawn Lane
Black Oak Arkansas
40 September 26, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Breathing problems
Robert Palmer 54 September 27, 2003 Paris, France Heart attack
Paul Burlison
The Rock and Roll Trio
74 September 27, 2003 Horn Lake, Mississippi, USA Cancer
John David "J.D." Kimball
Omen
October 3, 2003 Cancer
Elliott Smith 34 October 21, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Knife wounds caused by suicide or homicide
Bobby Hatfield
The Righteous Brothers
63 November 4, 2003 Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Cocaine-induced heart attack
Greg Ridley
Spooky Tooth
Humble Pie
56 November 19, 2003 Alicante, Spain Pneumonia
Terje "Valfar" Bakken
Windir
25 January 15, 2004 Reppastølen, Sogndal Valley, Norway Hypothermia
John Siomos
Peter Frampton
Todd Rundgren
Rick Derringer
56 January 16, 2004 Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Pritchard
Barclay James Harvest
56 January 28, 2004 Heart attack
Bob Mayo
Peter Frampton
53 February 23, 2004 Basel, Switzerland Heart attack
John McGeoch
Magazine
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Public Image Ltd
Visage
The Armoury Show
48 March 4, 2004 Cornwall, England Died in his sleep
Dave "Blood" Schulthise
The Dead Milkmen
47 March 10, 2004 North Salem, New York, USA Suicide by a drug overdose
Jan Berry
Jan & Dean
62 March 26, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from a seizure
Niki Sullivan
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
66 April 6, 2004 Sugar Creek, Missouri, USA Heart attack
Clint Warwick
The Moody Blues
63 May 15, 2004 Liver disease
Alex Nelson
Lizzy Borden
41 May 17, 2004 Car accident
Quorthon
Bathory
38 June 7, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Heart failure
Ray Charles
73 June 10, 2004 Beverly Hills, California, USA Liver cancer
Jeff Reid
SR-71
36 June 11, 2004 Lung cancer
Arthur Kane
The New York Dolls
55 July 13, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia
Rick James 56 August 6, 2004 Burbank, California, USA Pulmonary failure and cardiac failure
Laura Branigan 47 August 26, 2004 East Quogue, New York, USA Cerebral aneurysm
Johnny Ramone
The Ramones
55 September 15, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer
Bruce Palmer
Buffalo Springfield
58 October 1, 2004 Belleville, Ontario, Canada Heart attack
Greg Shaw
Fanzine publisher, music historian and record label owner, manager for Flamin' Groovies
55 October 19, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
John Peel
English DJ
65 October 25, 2004 Cuzco, Peru Heart attack
Dimebag Darrell
Pantera
Damageplan
38 December 8, 2004 Columbus, Ohio, USA Murdered by gunshot on stage
Alex Soria
The Nils
38 December 13, 2004 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Suicide (jumped in front of a train)
Spencer Dryden
Jefferson Airplane
66 January 11, 2005 Penngrove, California, USA Colon cancer
Jimmy Griffin
Bread
61 January 11, 2005 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Complications due to cancer
Marko Busch
Dritte Wahl
35 January 17, 2005 Germany Stomach cancer
Jim Capaldi
Traffic
60 January 28, 2005 London, England Stomach cancer
Eric Griffiths
The Quarrymen
64 January 29, 2005 Edinburgh, Scotland Pancreatic cancer
Keith Knudsen
The Doobie Brothers
56 February 8, 2005 Kentfield, California, USA Chronic pneumonia
Edward Patten
Gladys Knight & the Pips
65 February 25, 2005 Livonia, Michigan, USA Stroke caused by diabetes
Lyn Collins 56 March 13, 2005 Pasadena, California, USA Cardiac arrhythmia
Rod Price
Foghat
57 March 22, 2005 Wilton, New Hampshire, USA Heart Attack
Paul Hester
Crowded House
Split Enz
46 March 26, 2005 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Suicide
Derrick Plourde
Lagwagon
Bad Astronaut
The Ataris
Mad Caddies
Rich Kids on LSD
33 March 30, 2005 Suicide by gunshot
Billy "Bass Wolf"
Guitar Wolf
38 March 31, 2005 Tokyo, Japan Heart attack
Jim Pash
The Surfaris
56 April 29, 2005 Congestive heart failure
Pierre Moerlen
Gong
52 May 3, 2005 Strasbourg, France Natural causes
David Wayne
Metal Church
Wayne
Reverend
47 May 10, 2005 Tacoma, Washington, USA Car crash
Domenic Troiano
The James Gang
The Guess Who
59 May 25, 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Prostate cancer
Luther Vandross 54 July 1, 2005 Edison, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Renaldo "Obie" Benson
The Four Tops
68 July 1, 2005 Detroit, Michigan, USA Lung cancer
Keith Alexander
Carnivore
41 July 11, 2005 Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, USA Bicycle accident
Long John Baldry 64 July 21, 2005 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Severe chest infection
Eugene Record
The Chi-Lites
64 July 22, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cancer
Carlo Little
The Rolling Stones
65 August 6, 2005 Cleadon, Tyne and Wear, England Lung cancer
John Loder
Sound engineer, record producer, founder of Southern Studios, sometimes is considered to be the '9th member' of Crass
59 August 12, 2005 Brain tumor
Krzysztof "Doc" Raczkowski
Vader
34 August 20, 2005
Robert Moog
Inventor of the
Moog Synthesizer
71 August 21, 2005 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Brain tumor
Willie Hutch 60 September 19, 2005 Dallas, Texas, USA Natural causes
Mike Gibbins
Badfinger
56 October 4, 2005 Oviedo, Florida, USA Died in his sleep
John "Beatz" Holohan
Bayside
31 October 31, 2005 Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA Car accident
Milt Holland 88 November 4, 2005 Los Angeles, California USA
Link Wray 76 November 5, 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark Heart failure
Tony Meehan
The Shadows
62 November 28, 2005 Paddington, London, England Head injuries following a fall down stairs at home
Mike Botts
Bread
61 December 9, 2005 Burbank, California, USA Colon cancer
Richard "Bomer" Manzullo
Rich Kids on LSD
38 December 12, 2005 Summerland, California, USA Heart failure
Bryan Harvey
House of Freaks
Gutterball
49 January 1, 2006 Richmond, Virginia, USA Murdered along with his family during a robbery of their home
Alex St. Clair Snouffer
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
64 January 5, 2006 Lancaster, California, USA Heart attack
Dave Lepard
Crashdïet
25 January 13 (probably), 2006 Uppsala, Sweden Suicide
Wilson Pickett
The Falcons
64 January 19, 2006 Ashburn, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Jason Sears
Rich Kids on LSD
38 January 31, 2006 Tijuana, Mexico Pulmonary thrombosis
Yuri Morozov 57 February 23, 2006 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nikki Sudden
Swell Maps
The Jacobites
49 March 26, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Martin Gilks
The Wonder Stuff
41 April 3, 2006 London, England Motorcycle accident
Gene Pitney 66 April 5, 2006 Cardiff, Wales Heart attack
June Pointer
The Pointer Sisters
64 April 11, 2006 Oakland, California, USA Cancer caused by a history of drug and alcohol abuse
Grant McLennan
The Go-Betweens
48 May 6, 2006 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Heart attack
Freddie Garrity
Freddie and the Dreamers
69 May 19, 2006 Bangor, Wales Emphysema
Vince McAllister
Pentagram
51 May 26, 2006 Cancer
Vince Welnick
The Grateful Dead
55 June 2, 2006 Sonoma County, California, USA Suicide
Johnny Grande
Bill Haley & His Comets
76 June 3, 2006 Clarksville, Tennessee, USA Natural causes
Billy Preston 59 June 6, 2006 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Kidney failure
Syd Barrett
Pink Floyd
60 July 7, 2006 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Pancreatic cancer
Arthur Lee
Love
61 August 3, 2006 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Leukemia
Jon Nödtveidt
Dissection
Nifelheim
Ophthalamia
The Black
31 August 13, 2006 Hässelby, Sweden Self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a circle of lit candles
Sacrificial Suicide
Bruce Gary
The Knack
55 August 22, 2006 Tarzana, California, USA Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Jesse Pintado
Napalm Death
Terrorizer
Lock up
Brujeria
37 August 27, 2006 Ridderkerk, Netherlands Liver failure
Pip Pyle
Hatfield and the North
National Health
Gong
56 August 28, 2006 Paris, France Natural causes
Boz Burrell
Bad Company
King Crimson
60 September 21, 2006 Marbella, Spain Heart attack
Prentiss Barnes
The Moonglows
81 October 1, 2006 Magnolia, Mississippi, USA Automobile accident
Larissa "Strickland" Stolarchuk
L-Seven
Laughing Hyenas
46 October 9, 2006 North Port, Florida, USA Alprazolam overdose
Jared Anderson
Morbid Angel
Hate Eternal
30 October 14, 2006 Covington, Kentucky, USA Died in his sleep of an unspecified cause
Sandy West
The Runaways
47 October 21, 2006 San Dimas, California, USA Lung cancer
Ruth Brown 78 November 17, 2006 Henderson, Nevada, USA Complications following a heart attack and stroke
Mariska Veres
Shocking Blue
59 December 2, 2006 The Hague, Netherlands Cancer
Ahmet Ertegun
Founder of Atlantic Records
83 December 14, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Injuries from an accidental fall
Denis Payton
The Dave Clark Five
63 December 17, 2006 Bournemouth, Dorset, England Cancer
James Brown
The Famous Flames
The J.B.'s
73 December 25, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Pneumonia
Brent Liles
Social Distortion
Agent Orange
43 January 18, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Struck by a truck as he stepped off of a curb
Denny Doherty
The Mamas & the Papas
66 January 19, 2007 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Kidney failure
Charles Gocher
Sun City Girls
54 February 19, 2007 Seattle, Washington, USA Cancer
Ian Wallace 60 February 22, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Esophageal cancer
Billy Thorpe 61 February 28, 2007 Sydney, Aust Myocardial infarction
Brad Delp
Boston
55 March 9, 2007 Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA Suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning
Mark St. John
Kiss
51 April 5, 2007 New York City, New York, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Zola Taylor
The Platters
69 April 30, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Wolfgang "Hunter" Jäger
Extrabreit
54 May 3, 2007 Hagen, Germany Illness
Bill Pinkney
The Drifters
81 July 4, 2007 Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Heart attack
Hilly Kristal
Founder of CBGB, manager for The Dead Boys
75 August 28, 2007 New York City, New York, USA Lung cancer
Joe Zawinul
Weather Report
75 September 11, 2007 Vienna, Austria Skin cancer
Bobby Byrd
The Famous Flames
The JB's
73 September 12, 2007 Loganville, Georgia, USA Cancer
Lance Hahn
Cringer
J Church
40 October 21, 2007 Austin, Texas, USA Nephropathy complications
Kevin DuBrow
Quiet Riot
52 November 19, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Accidental cocaine overdose
Lynette Knackstedt
Skankin' Pickle
37 December 7, 2007 San Francisco, California, USA Drug overdose
Ike Turner
Kings of Rhythm
Ike & Tina Turner
76 December 12, 2007 San Marcos, California, USA Cocaine overdose
Dan Fogelberg 56 December 16, 2007 Deer Isle, Maine, USA Prostate Cancer
John Stewart
The Kingston Trio
68 January 19, 2008 San Diego, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Yegor Letov
Grazhdanskaya Oborona
43 February 19, 2008 Omsk, Russia Cardiac arrest
Buddy Miles 60 February 26, 2008 Austin, Texas, USA Congestive heart failure
Mike Smith
The Dave Clark Five
64 February 28, 2008 Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Pneumonia
Mike Conley
M.I.A.
49 February 28, 2008 Chicago, USA Head injuries from falling
Jeff Healey 41 March 2, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Retinoblastoma
Danny Federici
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
58 April 17, 2008 New York City, New York, USA Melanoma
Al Wilson 68 April 21, 2008 Fontana, California, USA Kidney failure
Paul Davis 60 April 22, 2008 Meridian, Mississippi, USA Heart attack
Eddy Arnold 89 May 8, 2008 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Natural causes
John Rutsey
Rush
55 May 11, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Diabetes
Michelle Meldrum
Phantom Blue
Meldrum
39 May 21, 2008 Burbank, California, USA Brain hemorrhage
Bo Diddley 79 June 2, 2008 Archer, Florida, USA Heart failure
Jo Stafford 90 July 16, 2008 Century City, California, USA Congestive heart failure
Isaac Hayes 65 August 10, 2008 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Complications due to stroke
Jerry Wexler
Music journalist
Record producer
91 August 15, 2008 Sarasota, Florida, USA Congestive heart failure
Jerry Finn
Record producer
39 August 21, 2008 Los Angeles, California, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Richard "Rick" Wright
Pink Floyd
65 September 15, 2008 London, England Cancer
Nick Reynolds
The Kingston Trio
75 October 1, 2008 San Diego, California, USA Acute respiratory disease
Gidget Gein
Marilyn Manson
39 October 9, 2008 Burbank, California, USA Heroin overdose
Frankie "Venom" Kerr
Teenage Head
51 October 15, 2008 Canada Cancer
Levi Stubbs
The Four Tops
72 October 17, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA Natural causes
Mike Baker
Shadow Gallery
45 October 29, 2008 Heart attack
Frank Navetta
Descendents
46 October 31, 2008 Died after a short bout of illness
Mitch Mitchell
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
61 November 12, 2008 Portland, Oregon, USA Natural causes
Richey Edwards
Manic Street Preachers
27 (at time of disappearance) Went missing c. February 1, 1995
Presumed dead November 23, 2008
Last seen near Aust, England
Munetaka Higuchi
Loudness
49 November 30, 2008 Osaka, Japan Hepatocellular carcinoma a type of liver cancer
Ron Asheton
The Stooges
60 January 6, 2009 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Andy DeMize
Nekromantix
25 January 11, 2009 Car accident
Billy Powell
Lynyrd Skynyrd
56 January 28, 2009 Orange Park, Florida, USA Heart attack
Dewey Martin
Buffalo Springfield
68 January 31, 2009 Van Nuys, California, USA Natural causes
Lux Interior
The Cramps
62 February 4, 2009 Glendale, California, USA Aortic dissection
Estelle Bennett
The Ronettes
67 February 11, 2009 Englewood, New Jersey, USA Colon cancer
Miika Tenkula
Sentenced
34 February 18, 2009 Muhos, Finnland Heart attack
Kelly Groucutt
Electric Light Orchestra
63 February 19, 2009 Worcester, England Heart attack
Dan Seals
England Dan and John Ford Coley
61 March 25, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Mantle cell lymphoma
Bob Bogle
The Ventures
75 June 14, 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Sky Saxon
The Seeds
71 June 25, 2009 Austin, Texas, USA Heart and kidney failure due to infection
Michael Jackson
The Jackson 5
50 June 25, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA Cardiac arrest
Midnight
Crimson Glory
47 July 8, 2009 St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Stomach aneurysm
Gordon Waller
Peter and Gordon
64 July 17, 2009 Ledyard, Connecticut, USA Cardiac arrest
Marcel Jacob
Talisman
45 July 21, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Suicide
Les Paul
Inventor of the electric guitar
94 August 13, 2009 White Plains, New York, USA Pneumonia
Larry Knechtel
Bread
69 August 20, 2009 Yakima, Washington, USA Cardiac arrest
Johnny Carter
The Flamingos
The Dells
75 August 21, 2009 Harvey, Illinois, USA Natural causes
Ellie Greenwich 68 August 26, 2009 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Guy Babylon
Elton John
52 September 2, 2009 Heart Attack
Jim Carroll 60 September 11, 2009 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Mary Travers
Peter, Paul And Mary
72 September 16, 2009 Danbury, Connecticut, USA Complications arising from chemotherapy
Dickie Peterson
Blue Cheer
61 October 12, 2009 Germany Liver cancer
Brendan Mullen
Music promoter, founder of Los Angeles punk rock club The Masque
60 October 12, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA Died at Ventura County Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke
Norton Buffalo
The Steve Miller Band
58 October 30, 2009 Paradise, California, USA Lung cancer
Al Alberts
The Four Aces
87 November 27, 2009 Arcadia, Florida, USA Natural causes
Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project
64 December 2, 2009 London, England Cancer
Jack Rose
Pelt
38 December 5, 2009 Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, USA Heart attack
James Gurley
Big Brother and the Holding Company
69 December 20, 2009 Palm Desert, California, USA Heart attack
Vic Chesnutt 45 December 25, 2009 Athens, Georgia, USA Suicide or accidental drug overdose related to a permanent illness (quadriplegia)
Tony Bellamy
Redbone
63 December 25, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Liver failure
James Owen Sullivan
Avenged Sevenfold
Pinkly Smooth
Suburban Legends
28 December 28, 2009 Huntington Beach, California, USA Effects of mixed drugs
Rowland S. Howard
The Birthday Party
50 December 30, 2009 Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Liver cancer

2010s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Gregory Slay
Remy Zero
40 January 1, 2010 Bodega Bay, California, USA Cystic Fibrosis
Mick Green
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
65 January 11, 2010 Ilford, Essex, England Heart failure
Brian Damage
The Misfits
46 January 12, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver cancer
Jay Reatard
Lost Sounds
29 January 13, 2010 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cocaine and alcohol toxicity
Teddy Pendergrass
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
59 January 13, 2010 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA Illness related to his paralysis condition
Bobby Charles 71 January 14, 2010 Near Abbeville, Louisiana, USA Natural causes
Kate McGarrigle 63 January 18, 2010 St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada Cancer
Robert "Squirrel" Lester
The Chi-Lites
67 January 22, 2010 Chicago, Illinois, USA Liver cancer
Richard Delvy
The Bel-Airs
The Challengers
67 February 6, 2010 West Hills, California, USA Complications from an illness
Dale Hawkins 73 February 13, 2010 Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Colon cancer
Doug Fieger
The Knack
57 February 14, 2010 Woodland Hills, California, USA Cancer
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Hall & Oates
58 February 28, 2010 Pawling, New York, USA Heart attack
Lolly Vegas
Redbone
70 March 4, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Mark Linkous
Sparklehorse
48 March 6, 2010 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Suicide by gunshot
Alex Chilton
The Box Tops
Big Star
59 March 17, 2010 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Suspected heart attack
Johnny Maestro
The Crests
Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
70 March 24, 2010 Cape Coral, Florida, USA Cancer
Jim Marshall
Rock and roll photographer
74 March 24, 2010 New York City, New York, USA Died in sleep
Malcolm McLaren
Manager for Sex Pistols
64 April 8, 2010 New York City, New York, USA Mesothelioma
Peter Steele
Type O Negative
Carnivore
48 April 14, 2010 Brooklyn, New York, USA Heart failure
Will Owsley
Owsley
44 April 30, 2010 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Suicide
Ronnie James Dio
Dio
Black Sabbath
Rainbow
Elf
67 May 16, 2010 Houston, Texas, USA Stomach cancer
Paul Gray
Slipknot
38 May 24, 2010 Urbandale, Iowa, USA Accidental morphine and fentanyl overdose
Marvin Isley
The Isley Brothers
56 June 6, 2010 Chicago, Illinois, USA Complications due to diabetes
Peter Quaife
The Kinks
66 June 23, 2010 Denmark Kidney failure
Harvey Fuqua
The Moonglows
80 July 6, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart failure
Andy Hummel
Big Star
59 July 19, 2010 Weatherford, Texas, USA Cancer
Derf Scratch
Fear
59 July 28, 2010 Camarillo, California, USA Liver disease
Bobby Hebb 72 August 3, 2010 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Kenny Edwards
The Stone Poneys
64 August 18, 2010 Santa Barbara, California, USA Prostate cancer
Michael Been
The Call
60 August 19, 2010 Hasselt, Belgium Heart attack
Mike Edwards
Electric Light Orchestra
62 September 3, 2010 Halwell, Devon, England Car accident
Rich Cronin
LFO
36 September 8, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Leukemia
John Hansen
The Slickee Boys
47 September 17, 2010 Suicide
Chris Rybicki
Unearth
39 September 20, 2010 Car accident
Dick Griffey
Founder of SOLAR Records
72 September 24, 2010 Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA Complications from coronary artery bypass surgery
Steve Lee
Gotthard
47 October 5, 2010 Mesquite, Nevada, USA Motorbike accident
Solomon Burke 70 October 10, 2010 Badhoevedorp, Netherlands Heart attack
Ari Up
The Slits
48 October 20, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
Denis Simpson
The Nylons
59 October 22, 2010 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Brain hemorrhage
Gregory Isaacs 59 October 25, 2010 London, England Lung cancer
John King
Steve Miller Band
63 October 26, 2010 Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
J.P. Toulon
Old Skull
31 November 11, 2010 Overdose
Woolly Wolstenholme
Barclay James Harvest
63 December 13, 2010 Suicide
Don Van Vliet
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
69 December 17, 2010 Glendale, California, USA Complications From multiple sclerosis
Teena Marie 54 December 26, 2010 Pasadena, California, USA Epileptic seizure
Mick Karn
Japan
52 January 4, 2011 Chelsea, London, England Cancer
Gerry Rafferty
Stealers Wheel
63 January 4, 2011 Bournemouth, Dorset, England Liver failure
Phil Kennemore
Y&T
57 January 7, 2011 California, USA Lung cancer
Alex Kirst
The Nymphs
47 January 13, 2011 Cathedral City, California, USA Car accident
Trish Keenan
Broadcast
42 January 14, 2011 Birmingham, England Pneumonia
Don Kirshner
Producer of The Monkees
76 January 17, 2011 Boca Raton, Florida, USA Heart failure
Gladys Horton
The Marvelettes
65 January 26, 2011 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Stroke
Gary Moore
Thin Lizzy
58 February 6, 2011 Estepona, Málaga, Spain Heart attack
Mark Tulin
The Electric Prunes
62 February 26, 2011 Avalon, California, USA
Johnny Preston
71 March 4, 2011 Beaumont, Texas, USA Heart failure
Mike Starr
Alice in Chains
44 March 8, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Prescription drug overdose
Loleatta Holloway 64 March 21, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart disease
Jet Harris
The Shadows
71 March 18, 2011 Winchester, England
Frankie Sparcello
Exhorder
44 March 22, 2011 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Zoogz Rift 57 March 22, 2011 Complications due to diabetes
Henke Frykman
Disfear
40 March 25, 2011 Sweden Cancer
Calvin Russell 62 April 3, 2011 Garfield, Texas, USA Liver cancer
Scott Columbus
Manowar
54 April 4, 2011
Poly Styrene
X-Ray Spex
53 April 25, 2011 Breast cancer
Phoebe Snow 60 April 26, 2011 Edison, New Jersey, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Nigel Pickering
Spanky and Our Gang
81 May 5, 2011 St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Ivo Pešák
Banjo Band
66 May 9, 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Complications from bypass surgery
Andrew Gold
Linda Ronstadt
59 June 3, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Chumly Porter
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
41 June 6, 2011 Suicide
Seth Putnam
Anal Cunt
Upsidedown Cross
Siege
43 June 11, 2011 Heart attack
Jamie Toulon
Old Skull
Star Fucking Hipsters
30 June 12, 2011 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Carl Gardner
The Coasters
83 June 12, 2011 Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA Congestive heart failure and vascular dementia
Mario Comesanas
DJ of Liquid Metal (Sirius XM)
30 June 13, 2011 Jersey City, New Jersey USA Brain hemorrhage
Clarence Clemons
E Street Band
69 June 18, 2011 Palm Beach, Florida, USA Complications caused by stroke
Michael "Würzel" Burston
Motörhead
61 July 9, 2011 Ventricular tachycardia
Rob Grill
The Grass Roots
67 July 11, 2011 Orlando, Florida, USA Complications caused by stroke and subsequent head injury
Taiji Sawada
X Japan
Loudness
45 July 17, 2011 Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, USA Suicide by hanging
Amy Winehouse 27 July 23, 2011 London, UK Fatal alcohol poisoning within a framework of drug addiction and eating disorders (controversial)
Dan Peek
America
60 July 24, 2011 Farmington, Missouri, USA Heart disease
Daniel Bobis
Cipher
32 Went missing on July 24, 2011
Body found July 28, 2011
Jakarta, Indonesia Lost at sea by surfing
Andrew "Mac" McDermott
Threshold
45 August 4, 2011 England Kidney failure
Jani Lane
Warrant
47 August 11, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Acute alcohol poisoning
Jerry Leiber 78 August 22, 2011 San Francisco, California, USA Cardiopulmonary failure
Nickolas Ashford
Ashford & Simpson
78 August 22, 2011 New York City, New York, USA Throat cancer
McKinley "BUG" Williams
Percussionist for Maze
65 September 2, 2011 Chattanooga, Tennessee USA Cardiopulmonary Failure
Jonas "B" Bergqvist
Lifelover
25 September 9, 2011 Sweden Possible heart failure
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith 75 September 16, 2011 Chicago, Illinois, USA Stroke
John Du Cann
Atomic Rooster
65 September 21, 2011 Hampstead, North West London, England
Johnny "Country" Mathis 77 September 27, 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Marv Tarplin
The Miracles
70 September 30, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Natural causes
Mikey Welsh
Weezer
40 October 8, 2011 Chicago, Illinois, USA Cardiac arrest
Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot
Gwar
34 November 3, 2011 North Dakota, USA Heart attack
Jonas R."Slavia" Christiansen
Koldbrann
31 November 17, 2011 Cancer
Hubert Sumlin 80 December 4, 2011 Wayne, New Jersey, USA Heart Failure
Dobie Gray 71 December 6, 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer
David Gold
Woods of Ypres
31 December 22, 2011 Barrie, Ontario, Canada Car accident
Sean Bonniwell
The Music Machine
71 December 20, 2011 Visalia, California, USA Lung cancer
Jim Sherwood
The Mothers of Invention
69 December 25, 2011
Freddie Milano
Dion And The Belmonts
72 January 1, 2012 Massapequa, New York, USA Respiratory failure
Larry Reinhardt
Iron Butterfly
Captain Beyond
63 January 2, 2012 Bradenton, Florida, USA Complications from sclerosis of the liver
Bob Weston
Fleetwood Mac
64 January 3, 2012 Brent Cross, London, England Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Nicole Bogner
Visions of Atlantis
27 January 5, 2012 Severe disease over a long period of time
Jimmy Castor
The Teenagers
71 January 16, 2012 Henderson, Nevada, USA Heart failure
Etta James 73 January 20, 2012 Riverside, California, USA Leukemia
Don Cornelius
Host of Soul Train
75 February 1, 2012 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Self-inflicted wound
Whitney Houston 48 February 11, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Drowned
Tonmi Lillman
Sinergy
To/Die/For
Lordi
Kylähullut
38 February 13, 2012
Dory Previn 86 February 14, 2012 Southfield, Massachusetts, USA Natural causes
Michael Davis
MC5
Destroy All Monsters
68 February 17, 2012 Chico, California, USA Liver failure
Davy Jones
The Monkees
66 February 29, 2012 Indiantown, Florida, USA Heart attack
Ronnie Montrose
Montrose
64 March 3, 2012 San Francisco Bay Area, USA Suicide
Michael Hossack
Doobie Brothers
65 March 12, 2012 Dubois, Wyoming, USA Cancer
Earl Scruggs 88 March 28, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Natural causes
Jim Marshall
Founder and owner of Marshall Amplification
88 April 5, 2012 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England Natural causes
Dick Clark
Host of American Bandstand
82 April 18, 2012 Santa Monica, California, USA Heart attack
Levon Helm
The Band
71 April 19, 2012 New York City, New York, USA Cancer
Greg Ham
Men At Work
58 April 19, 2012 Carlton North, Victoria, Australia Suspected heroin overdose
Tommy Marth
The Killers
33 April 23, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Suicide
Adam "MCA" Yauch
Beastie Boys
47 May 4, 2012 Brooklyn, New York, USA Parotid gland cancer
Rob Doherty
Into Eternity
41 May 5, 2012
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
70 May 13, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Natural causes
Chuck Brown 75 May 16, 2012 Baltimore, MD, USA Heart and other organ failure
Donna Summer 63 May 17, 2012 Englewood, Florida, USA Lung cancer
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees
62 May 20, 2012 Chelsea, London, England Liver and kidney failure
Doc Watson 89 May 29, 2012 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Complications following colon surgery
Herb Reed
The Platters
83 June 4, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Complications from heart disease
Bob Welch
Fleetwood Mac
66 June 7, 2012 Antioch, Tennessee, USA Suicide
Brian Hibbard
Flying Pickets
65 June 18, 2012 Cardiff, Wales Prostate Cancer
Jon Lord
Deep Purple
Whitesnake
Paice Ashton Lord
The Artwoods
The Flower Pot Men
71 July 16, 2012 London, England Pulmonary embolism
Tony Sly
No Use for a Name
41 July 31, 2012
Mitch Lucker
Suicide Silence
28 November 1, 2012 Huntington Beach, California, USA Motorcycle accident
Ed Cassidy
Spirit
89 December 6, 2012 San Jose, California, USA Cancer
Huw Lloyd-Langton
Hawkwind
Widowmaker
61 December 6, 2012 Dorset, England Cancer
Lee Dorman
Iron Butterfly
70 December 21, 2012 Laguna Niguel, California, USA Natural causes
Marva Whitney 68 December 22, 2012 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Pneumonia
Mike Scaccia
Ministry
Rigor Mortis
Revolting Cocks
47 December 22, 2012 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Heart attack
Fontella Bass 72 December 26, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri, USA Heart attack
Claudio Leo
Lacuna Coil
40 January 16, 2013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy
Gregory Carroll
The Four Buddies
83 January 25, 2013 Creston, North Carolina, USA
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner
Ohio Players
69 January 26, 2013 Trotwood, Ohio, USA Cancer
Kenny Hodges
Spanky and Our Gang
76 January 29, 2013 Papillion, Nebraska, USA
Mickey Finn
Heavy Metal Kids
65 February 1, 2013 Paris, France
Cecil Womack
The Valentinos
Womack and Womack
65 February 1, 2013 South Africa
Reg Presley
The Troggs
71 February 4, 2013 Andover, Hampshire, England Lung cancer
Tony Sheridan
72 February 16, 2013 Hamburg, Germany
Kevin Ayers
Soft Machine
68 February 18, 2013 Montolieu, France
Dan Toler
The Allman Brothers Band
64 February 25, 2013 Manatee County, Florida, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Alvin Lee
Ten Years After
68 March 6, 2013 Marbella, Spain
Peter Banks
Yes
65 March 7, 2013 London, England Heart failure
Clive Burr
Iron Maiden
56 March 12, 2013 London, England Multiple sclerosis
Andy Johns
sound engineer and record producer
62 April 7, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach ulcer
Chi Cheng
Deftones
42 April 13, 2013 Sacramento, California, USA Complications after car crash in 2008
Chrissy Amphlett
Divinyls
53 April 21, 2013 New York City, New York, USA Breast Cancer
Jeff Hanneman
Slayer
49 May 2, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver failure
Phil Buerstatte
White Zombie
44 May 20, 2013 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Ray Manzarek
The Doors
74 May 20, 2013 Rosenheim, Germany Bile duct cancer
Trevor Bolder
David Bowie
Uriah Heep
62 May 21, 2013 Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Cancer
Mick Morris
Eighteen Visions
Bleeding Through
35 June 3, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA heart condition
Joey Covington
Hot Tuna
Jefferson Airplane
67 June 4, 2013 Palm Springs, California, USA Car accident
Filip Topol
Psí vojáci
48 June 19, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic
Alan Myers
Devo
58 June 24, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach cancer
Mikhail "Gorshok" Gorsheniov
Korol i Shut
39 July 19, 2013 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Heart failure
JJ Cale 74 July 26, 2013 La Jolla, California, U.S. heart failure
Allen Lanier
Blue Öyster Cult
67 August 14, 2013 USA Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Joey LaCaze
Eyehategod
42 August 23, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Respiratory failure
Lou Reed
Velvet Underground
71 October 27, 2013 Long Island, USA Liver disease
Richard Coughlan
Caravan
66 December 1, 2013 Herne Bay, England pneumonia
Phil Everly
Everly Brothers
74 January 3, 2014 Burbank, California, USA Lung disease
Pete Seeger 94 January 27, 2014 Manhattan, New York Natural causes
Dave Brockie
Gwar
50 March 23, 2014 Richmond, Virginia Accidental Heroin overdose
Shane Gibson
Korn
35 April 15, 2014 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Blood Clotting Disorder
Bobby Womack 70 June 27, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio Multiple diseases
Tommy Ramone
The Ramones
65 July 11, 2014 New York City, New York bile duct cancer
Johnny Winter 70 July 16, 2014 Zurich Switzerland

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