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"

The following is a list of notable performers of rock and roll music or rock music, and others directly associated with the music as producers, songwriters or in other closely related roles, who have died. The list gives their date, cause and location of death, and their age.

Rock music developed from the rock and roll music that emerged during the 1950s, and includes a diverse range of subgenres. The terms "rock and roll" and "rock" each have a variety of definitions, some narrow and some wider. In determining criteria for inclusion, this list uses as its basis reliable sources listing "rock deaths" or "deaths in rock and roll", as well as such sources as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1950s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Kansas Joe McCoy
Harlem Hamfats
44 January 28, 1950 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart disease[1]
Papa Charlie McCoy
Harlem Hamfats
41 July 26, 1950 Chicago, Illinois, USA Paralytic brain disease[1]
Cecil Gant 37 February 4, 1951 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Pneumonia and heart attack[2]
Hank Williams 29 January 1, 1953 Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA

Heart attack

Danny Cedrone
Bill Haley & His Comets
33 June 17, 1954 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Broken neck from falling down stairs
Johnny Ace 25 December 25, 1954 Houston, Texas, USA Accidental shooting
W.C. Handy 84 March 28, 1958 New York City Bronchial pneumonia
Chuck Willis 30 April 10, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Peritonitis
Big Bill Broonzy 65 August 14. 1958 Chicago, Illinois, USA Laryngeal cancer
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
22 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash[3]
The Big Bopper 28 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash[3]
Ritchie Valens 17 February 3, 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA Plane crash[3]
Guitar Slim 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 Car accident
Smokey Hogg 46 May 1, 1960 McKinney, Texas, USA Cancer
Johnny Horton 35 November 5, 1960 Milano, Texas, USA Car crash
Stick McGhee 44 August 15, 1961 The Bronx, New York, USA Lung cancer
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 London, England Endocarditis and leukaemia
Rudy Lewis
The Drifters
27 May 20, 1964 New York City, New York, USA Choked to death in his sleep
Eric Dolphy 36 June 29, 1964 Berlin, Germany
Johnny Burnette
The Rock and Roll Trio
30 August 14, 1964 Clear Lake, California, USA Drowning
Joe Henderson 27 October 24, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Sam Cooke 33 December 11, 1964 Los Angeles, California, USA Shot to death by motel manager Bertha Franklin[4]
Alan Freed 43 January 20, 1965 Palm Springs, California, USA Uremia and liver cirrhosis
Sonny Boy Williamson II 53 May 25, 1965 Helena, Arkansas, USA Heart attack
Bill Black 39 October 21, 1965 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Brain tumor
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
Smiley Lewis 53 October 7, 1966 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Stomach cancer
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
Woody Guthrie 55 October 3, 1967 New York City, New York, USA

Huntington's Disease

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 due to injuries sustained while fighting
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 in prison for murdering (suspicious)
Bumble Bee Slim 63 June 8, 1968 Los Angeles, California
Wes Montgomery 45 June 15, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Heart attack
Joe Hinton 38 August 13, 1968 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Skin cancer
Red Foley 58 September 19, 1968 Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Respiratory Failure
Malcolm Hale
Spanky and Our Gang
27 October 30, 1968 Chicago, Illinois, USA Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
Dickie Pride 27 March 26, 1969 London, England

Drug overdose

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 and alleged suicide
Martin Lamble
Fairport Convention
19 May 12, 1969 Near Scratchwood Services, 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 Drowned in swimming pool
Wynonie Harris 53 July 4, 1969 Los Angeles, California, USA Esophageal cancer
Roy Hamilton 40 July 20, 1969 New Rochelle, New York, USA Stroke
Skip James 67 October 3, 1969 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Tommy Edwards 47 October 22, 1969 Richmond, Virginia, USA Brain aneurysm
Magic Sam 32 December 1, 1969 Chicago Heart attack

1970s[edit]

Name Age Date Location Cause of death
Billy Stewart 32 January 17, 1970 Selma, North Carolina, USA Car accident- mechanical failure led to car plunging off bridge into river
Slim Harpo 46 January 31, 1970 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Darrell Banks 32 February 24, 1970 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Shot by police[5]
Mary Ann Ganser
The Shangri-Las
22 March 14, 1970 Forest Hills, New York, USA Barbiturate overdose (disputed)
Kid Thomas 35 April 5, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Shooting by gunshot
Otis Spann 40 April 24, 1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Liver cancer

Alan Wilson
Canned Heat
27 September 3, 1970 Topanga Canyon, California, USA Suicide or accidental barbiturate overdose
Maxwell Davis 54 September 18, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA
Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
27 September 18, 1970 Kensington, London, England Asphyxiation on vomit
Janis Joplin
Big Brother and the Holding Company
27 October 4, 1970 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Baby Huey
Baby Huey & the Babysitters
26 October 28, 1970 Chicago, Illinois, USA Drug related heart attack
Harold McNair
Ginger Baker's Air Force
39 March 7, 1971 London, England 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 or drug overdose (disputed)
Louis Armstrong 69 July 6, 1971 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
King Curtis 37 August 13, 1971 New York City, New York, USA Stabbing
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
Linda Jones 27 March 14, 1972 Newark, New Jersey, USA Complications from diabetes
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
Lovie Austin 84 July 10, 1972 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Brian Cole
The Association
29 August 2, 1972 Los Angeles, California, USA Heroin overdose
Rory Storm 34 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 Accidental heroin overdose
Kid Ory 86 January 23, 1973 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
The Grateful Dead
27 March 8, 1973 Corte Madera, California, USA Gastrointestinal hemorrhage from alcoholism
Sammy Babitzin
24 April 29, 1973 Jyväskylä, Finland Visceral injuries caused by car accident
Clarence White
The Kentucky Colonels
The Byrds
29 July 14, 1973 Palmdale, California, USA Hit by drunk driver
Roger Lee Durham
Bloodstone
27 July 27, 1973 USA Fall from horse injuries
Memphis Minnie 76 August 6, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Stroke
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
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 58 October 9, 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Stroke
Gene Krupa 64 October 16, 1973 Yonkers, New York, USA Leukemia
John Rostill
The Shadows
31 November 26, 1973 Radlett, Hertfordshire, England Electrocuted by guitar
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
Bobby Bloom
28 February 28, 1974 USA Suicide
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
Duke Ellington 75 May 24, 1974 New York City, New York, USA Pneumonia
Cass Elliot
The Mamas & the Papas
34 July 29, 1974 London, England Heart failure
Bill Chase
Walter Clark
John Emma
Wallace Yohn
Chase
39
25
22
27
August 9, 1974 Jackson, Minnesota, USA Airplane crash
Ivory Joe Hunter 60 November 8, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Nick Drake 26 November 25, 1974 Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England Suicide by acute amitriptyline poisoning[6]
Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
66 February 4, 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart Attack
Dave Alexander
The Stooges
27 February 10, 1975 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Pneumonia
T-Bone Walker 64 March 16, 1975 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
Pete Ham
Badfinger
27 April 24, 1975 Surrey, England Suicide
Don Robey
Record produer
71 July 16, 1975 Houston, Texas, USA Heart attack
Tim Buckley 28 June 29, 1975 Santa Monica, California, USA Heroin overdose
Lefty Frizzell 47 July 19, 1975 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Cannonball Adderley 46 August 8, 1975 Gary, Indiana, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Al Jackson, Jr.
Booker T. & the MG's
39 October 1, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Murdered by gunshot
Gary Thain
The Keef Hartley Band, Uriah Heep
27 December 8, 1975 Norwood Green, England Morphine overdose
Howlin' Wolf 65 January 10, 1976 Hines, Illinois, USA Congestive heart failure
Chris Kenner 46 January 25, 1976 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
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, Back Street Crawler
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
Buddy Johnson 62 February 9, 1977 USA Brain tumor and Sickle Cell Anemia
Annette Snell 32 April 4, 1977 New Hope, Georgia, USA Southern Airways Flight 242 plane crash
Lafayette Thomas 48 May 20, 1977 Brisbane, California, USA Heart attack
William Powell
The O'Jays
35 May 26, 1977 Canton, Ohio, USA Cancer
Sleepy John Estes 78 June 5, 1977 Brownsville, Tennessee, USA Stroke
Peter Laughner
Pere Ubu
24 June 22, 1977 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Acute pancreatitis from alcohol and drug abuse[7]
Elvis Presley 42 August 16, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
George Barnes 56 September 5, 1977 Concord, California, USA Heart attack
Marc Bolan
T. Rex
29 September 16, 1977 London, England Car accident
Bing Crosby 74 October 14, 1977 Alcobendas, Spain Heart attack
Cassie Gaines
Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 October 20, 1977 Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA Plane crash
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
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
Brian Pilling
Fludd
29 June 28, 1978 Canada Cancer
Glenn Goins
Parliament-Funkadelic
24 July 29, 1978 USA Hodgkin's lymphoma
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
Johnny O'Keefe 43 October 6, 1978 Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia Heart attack
Chris Bell
Big Star
27 December 27, 1978 East Memphis, Tennessee, USA Car accident
Donny Hathaway 33 January 13, 1979 New York City, New York, USA Suicide or accidental fall
Grant Green 43 Jamuary 31, 1979
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
James Leroy
Denim
32 May 10, 1979 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Suicide
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 Coronary thrombosis
Jimmy McCulloch
Thunderclap Newman, Stone The Crows, Wings
26 September 27, 1979 London, England Morphine poisoning
Gus Cannon 96 October 15, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Tiki Fulwood
Parliament, Funkadelic
35 October 29, 1979 USA Stomach cancer
Twiggs Lyndon
roadie for The Allman Brothers Band
37 November 16, 1979 Duanesburg, New York, USA Plane crash
John Glascock
Jethro Tull
28 November 17, 1979 London, England Congenital heart defect
Jackie Brenston
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
35 January 6, 1980 Inkster, Michigan, USA Complications from sickle cell anemia and lupus
Professor Longhair 61 January 30, 1980 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Bon Scott
AC/DC
33 February 19, 1980 London, England Alcohol poisining after all night drinking binge
Jacob Miller 27 March 23, 1980 Kingston, Jamaica Car accident
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 Hayes, Middlesex, England Heroin overdose
Keith Godchaux
The Grateful Dead
32 July 23, 1980 Marin County, California, USA Automobile accident
George Scott III
The Raybeats, 8 Eyed Spy, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, Human Switchboard
26 August 5, 1980 New York City, New York, USA Heroin overdose
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
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
Tampa Red
Tampa Red and His Chicago Five
77 March 19, 1981 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bob Hite
Canned Heat
38 April 6, 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
24 June 28, 1981 San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA Shooting himself in the head
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
Lightnin' Hopkins 69 January 30, 1982 Houston, Texas, USA Esophageal cancer
Alex Harvey
Sensational Alex Harvey Band
46 February 4, 1982 Zeebrugge, Belgium Heart attack
John Belushi
The Blues Brothers
33 March 5, 1982 Los Angeles, California, USA Drug overdose[8]
Randy Rhoads
Quiet Riot
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
Art Pepper 56 June 15, 1982 Los Angeles. California, USA Stroke
James Honeyman-Scott
The Pretenders
25 June 16, 1982 London, England Heart failure caused by cocaine intolerance
Joe Tex 47 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
Earl Hines 79 April 22, 1983 Oakland, California, USA Heart atrack
Muddy Waters 70 April 30, 1983 Westmont, Illinois, USA Heart attack
J.B. Hutto 57 June 12, 1983 Harvey, Illinois, USA Cancer
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
George "Harmonica" Smith 59 October 2, 1983 Los Angeles, California, USA
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
Tom Jans 36 March 25, 1984 Los Angeles. California, USA Drug overdose
Marvin Gaye 44 April 1, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Murder by gunshot
Nate Nelson
The Flamingos
52 April 10, 1984 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Heart attack
Red Garland 60 April 23, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart Attack
ZZ Hill 48 April 27, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart attack
Big Mama Thornton 57 July 25, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Esther Phillips 48 August 7, 1984 Carson, California, USA Drug overdose
Lenny Breau 43 August 12, 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA Murder by strangulation
Razzle
Hanoi Rocks
24 December 8, 1984 Redondo Beach, California, USA Car 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
Bob Shad
Record producer from Big Brother and the Holding Company
65 March 13, 1985 Beverly Hills, California, USA
Willie Mabon 59 April 19, 1985 Paris, France Long illness
Johnny Fuller 56 May 20, 1985 Oakland, California, USA
Kyu Sakamoto 43 August 12, 1985 Mount Osutaka, Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Plane crash
Philly Joe Jones 62 August 30, 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Heart attack
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 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
Albert Grossman 59 January 25, 1986 USA Heart attack
Richard Manuel
The Band
42 March 4, 1986 Winter Park, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
Sonny Terry 74 March 11, 1986 Mineola, New York
Mark Dinning 52 March 22, 1986 Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Heart attack
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
Moses Asch 80 October 19, 1986 New York City, New York
Lee Dorsey 61 December 1, 1986 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Emphysema
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
Victor Feldman 53 May 12, 1987 Woodland Hills, California, USA
Gary Driscoll
Rainbow
41 June 8, 1987 Ithaca, New York, USA Murdered in his home
Elizabeth Cotten 92 June 29, 1987 Syracuse, New York, USA
Snakefinger
The Residents
38 July 1, 1987 Linz, Austria Heart attack on stage
Pete King
After the Fire, BAP, The Flys
28 July 15, 1987 USA
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
Ted Taylor 53 October 2, 1987 Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Car crash
Woody Herman 74 October 29, 1987 West Hollywood, California, USA Pneumonia
John Spence
No Doubt
18 December 21, 1987 Anaheim, California, USA

Suicide

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)
Divine 42 March 7, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart enlargement after years of obesity
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
Brook Benton 56 April 9, 1988 Queens, New York City, USA Meningitis
Carolyn Franklin 43 April 25, 1988 Bloomfield, Michigan, USA Breast cancer
B. W. Stevenson 38 April 28, 1988 Heart valve
Howie Johnson
The Ventures
49 May 5, 1988 Everett, Washington, USA Heart attack
Chet Baker 58 May 13, 1988 Amsterdam, Netherlands Accident
Jimmy Soul 45 June 15, 1988 Spring Valley, New York, USA Heart attack
Hillel Slovak
Red Hot Chili Peppers
26 June 25, 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA Drug 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 jail 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
Traveling Wilburys
52 December 6, 1988 Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Heart attack
Sylvester 41 December 16, 1988 San Francisco, California, USA AIDS
Paul Jeffreys
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
36 December 21, 1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and subsequent crash
Patti McCabe
The Poni-Tails
49 January 17, 1989 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Cancer
Paul Robi
The Platters
57 February 1, 1989 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
King Tubby 48 February 6, 1989 Kingston, Jamaica, USA Shot and killed
Ron Wilson
The Surfaris
44 May 7, 1989 Placer County, California, USA Brain aneurysm
Good Rockin' Charles 56 May 17, 1989 Chicago, Illinois, USA
John Cipollina
Quicksilver Messenger Service
45 May 29, 1989 San Francisco, California, USA Emphysema
Pete de Freitas
Echo & the Bunnymen
27 June 14, 1989 London, England Motorcycle accident
Vic Maile 45 July 11, 1989 Cancer
Keith "Cowboy" Wiggins
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
28 September 8, 1989 New York City, New York, USA Drug overdose
Alan Murphy
Go West, Level 42
35 October 19, 1989 AIDS
Ewan MacColl 74 October 22, 1989 Brompton, London, USA Complication
Billy Lyall
Bay City Rollers
46 December 1, 1989 AIDS

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
Cornelius Gunter
The Coasters
53 February 26, 1990 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Homicide
David Prichard
Armored Saint
26 February 28, 1990 Leukemia
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
Sarah Vaughan 66 April 3, 1990 Hidden Hills, California, USA Lung cancer
Thurston Harris 58 April 14, 1990 Pomona, California, USA Heart attack
Sammy Davis Jr. 64 May 16, 1990 Beverly Hills, California, USA

Cancer

Stiv Bators
The Dead Boys, The Lords of the New Church
40 June 4, 1990 Paris, France Struck by taxi
Jim Hodder
Steely Dan
42 June 5, 1990 Point Arena, California, USA Drowned
Brent Mydland
The Grateful Dead
37 July 26, 1990 Lafayette, California, USA Drug overdose
Bobby Day 60 July 27, 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer
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
B.J. Wilson
Procol Harum
43 October 8, 1990 Corvallis, Oregon, USA Intentional drug overdose
Art Blakey 71 October 16, 1990 New York City, New York Lung cancer
Ronnie Dyson 40 November 10, 1990 Brooklyn, New York, USA Heart failure
Lester Williams 70 November 13, 1990 Houston, Texas, USA
Dee Clark 52 December 7, 1990 Smyrna, Georgia, USA Heart attack
Goree Carter 59 December 29, 1990 Houston, Texas, USA
Steve Clark
Def Leppard
30 January 8, 1991 London, England Accidental overdose of painkillers, anti-depressants, and alcohol
Stan Szelest
The Band
47 January 20, 1991 Woodstock, New York, USA Heart Attack
Karen Young 39 January 26, 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Roger Patterson
Atheist
22 February 12, 1991 Car crash
Dave Guard
The Kingston Trio
56 March 22, 1991 Rollinsford, New Hampshire, USA Lymphatic cancer
Per "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 "Adverse reaction to drugs"; accidental 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 65 September 28, 1991 Santa Monica, California, USA Pneumonia, respiratory failure, and stroke
J. Frank Wilson
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
49 October 4, 1991 Lufkin, Texas, USA Alcoholism and complications from diabetes
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
Mort Shuman 54 November 2, 1991 London, England, United Kingdom Cancer
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
Dee Murray 45 January 15, 1992 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Skin cancer and subsequent stroke
Willie Dixon 76 January 29, 1992 Burbank, California, USA Heart failure
Johnny Shines 76 April 20, 1992 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Brian MacLeod
Chilliwack, Headpins
39 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
Mark Heard 40 August 16, 1992 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
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
Ronnie Bond
The Troggs
52 November 13, 1992 USA
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
Helno
29 January 22, 1993 Paris, France Heroin overdose
Mick Ronson 46 April 30, 1993 London, England Liver cancer
Conway Twitty 59 June 5, 1993 Springfield, Missouri, USA Abdominal aortic aneurysm
John Campbell 41 June 13, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heart failure[9]
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
28 July 3, 1993 Suicide by anti-depressant induced overdose
Mia Zapata
The Gits
27 July 7, 1993 Seattle, Washington, USA Murdered
Don Myrick
Earth, Wind & Fire
53 July 30, 1993 Los Angeles, California, USA Gunshot
Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones
The Wonder Stuff
29 July 31, 1993 New York City, New York, USA Heroin
Euronymous
Mayhem
25 August 10, 1993 Oslo, Norway Stabbed to death by Varg Vikernes
Wade Flemons
Earth, Wind & Fire
53 October 13, 1993 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Cancer
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 Tempe, Arizona, USA 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 43 March 22, 1994 Westport, Connecticut, USA Complications from AIDS
Kurt Cobain
Nirvana
27 April 5, 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA Suicide by gunshot
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
Major Lance 55 September 3, 1994 Decatur, Georgia, USA Heart disease
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
Lee Allen 67 October 18, 1994 Los Angelos, California, USA
Wilbert Harrison 65 October 26, 1994 Spencer, North Carolina, USA Stroke
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
Tommy McManus
Mama's Boys
53 November 16, 1994 London, England Lung infection following a bone marrow transplant
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 Sherman Oaks, California, USA Complications from a seizure
Vivian Stanshall
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
51 March 5, 1995 Muswell Hill, London, England House fire
Delroy Wilson 46 March 6, 1995 Kingston, Jamaica Cirrhosis of the liver
Ingo Schwichtenberg
Helloween
29 March 8, 1995 Hamburg, West Germany Suicide
Nike Ardilla
Indonesian pop rock, singer-songwriter
19 March 19, 1995 Bandung, Indonesia Car crash
Alan Barton
Smokie, Black Lace
41 March 23, 1995 Cologne, Germany Bus crash
Eazy-E
N.W.A
30 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
Burl Ives 85 April 14, 1995 Anacortes, Washington, USA Oral cancer
Carl Albert
Vicious Rumors
32 April 22, 1995 Car accident
Clarence Paul 67 May 6, 1995 Los Angeles, California, USA Complications of heart disease and diabetes
Rory Gallagher 47 June 14, 1995 London, England MRSA complications following a liver transplant
Phyllis Hyman 45 June 30, 1995 New York City, New York, USA Drug overdose
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
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
Matthew Ashman
Bow Wow Wow,
Adam and the Ants
35 November 21, 1995 London, England Diabetes
Junior Walker
Junior Walker & the All Stars
64 November 23, 1995 Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Cancer
Dean Martin 78 December 25, 1995 Beverly Hills, California, USA Lung cancer
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 70 December 28, 1995 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart attack
Edem Ephraim
London Boys
36 January 21, 1996 Eastern Alps, Austria Car crash
Dennis Fuller
London Boys
36 January 21, 1996 Eastern Alps, Austria Car crash
Brownie McGhee 80 February 16, 1996 Oakland, California, USA Stomach cancer
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 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Bernard Edwards
Chic
43 April 18, 1996 Japan Pneumonia
Johnny "Guitar" Watson 61 May 18, 1996 Yokohama, Japan Myocardial infraction
Kevin Gilbert 29 May 18, 1996 Los Angeles, California, USA Accidental strangulation
Bradley Nowell
Sublime
28 May 25, 1996 San Francisco, California, USA Heroin overdose
Ella Fitzgerald 79 June 15, 1996 Beverly Hills, California, USA Complications from diabetes
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, Newcastle upon Tyne, England Heart condition
Rob Collins
The Charlatans
33 July 22, 1996 Wales Car crash
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 Lung cancer
Tupac Shakur 25 September 13, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Shot and killed
Chris Acland
Lush
30 October 17, 1996 Burneside, South Lakeland, Cumbria, England Suicide
Eva Cassidy
33 November 2, 1996 Bowie, Maryland, USA Cancer
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
Randy California
Spirit
45 January 2, 1997 Molokai, Hawaii, USA Drowned[10]
Kenny Pickett
The Creation
54 January 10, 1997 London, England Heart attack
Billy Mackenzie
Associates
39 January 22, 1997 Angus, Scotland Prescription pill overdose
Brian Connolly
Sweet
52 February 9, 1997 Slough, Berkshire, England Kidney failure
Notorious B.I.G. 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
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 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 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 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 6, 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
Floyd Cramer 64 December 31, 1997 Lung cancer
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
Fat Pat 27 February 3, 1998 Houston, Texas, USA Murdered by gunshot
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
Grandpa Jones 84 February 19, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA 2 strokes
Rozz Williams
Christian Death, Shadow Project, Premature Ejaculation
34 April 1, 1998 West Hollywood, California, USA Suicide by hanging
Rob Pilatus
Milli Vanilli
33 April 2, 1998 Frankfurt, Germany Alcohol and prescription pill overdose
Cozy Powell
The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath
50 April 5, 1998 Bristol, England Car crash
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
hide
X Japan, Zilch
33 May 2, 1998 Tokyo, Japan Suicide by hanging
Eddie Rabbitt 56 May 7, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Frank Sinatra 82 May 14, 1998 West Hollywood, California USA

Heart attack

Jerry Capehart 69 June 7, 1998 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Brain Cancer
Johnny Adams 66 September 14, 1998 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Cancer
Oz Bach
Spanky and Our Gang
59 September 21, 1998 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Cancer
Gene Autry 91 October 2, 1998 Studio City, California, USA Lymphoma
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 Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA
John Baker Saunders
Mad Season
The Walkabouts
44 January 15, 1999 Seattle, Washington, USA Heroin overdose
Gwen Guthrie 48 February 3, 1999 Orange, New Jersey, USA Uterine cancer
Buddy Knox 65 February 14, 1999 Bremerton, Washington, USA Lung cancer
Dusty Springfield 59 March 2, 1999 Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England Cancer
Lowell Fulson 77 March 7, 1999 Long Beach, California, USA
Peppermint Harris 73 March 19, 1999 Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
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 Troutman
Larry Troutman
Zapp
54 April 25, 1999 Dayton, Ohio, USA Committed suicide after he murdered his brother Roger Troutman
Adrian Borland
The Outsiders, The Sound
41 April 26, 1999 London, England Suicide
Darrell Sweet
Nazareth
51 April 30, 1999 New Albany, Indiana, USA Heart attack
Screaming Lord Sutch 58 June 16, 1999 West Harrow, Middlesex, England Suicide by hanging
Kami
Malice Mizer
26 June 21, 1999 Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Dennis Brown 42 July 1, 1999 Kingston, Jamaica Pneumothorax
Mark Sandman
Morphine
46 July 3, 1999 Palestrina, Latium, Italy On stage 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 Bessy
Catholic Discipline
53 October 2, 1999 Barcelona, Spain Lung cancer
Erik Brødreskift
Borknagar, Gorgoroth
29 October 4, 1999 Suicide by drug overdose
Wes Berggren
Tripping Daisy
28 October 27, 1999 Dallas, Texas, USA Drug overdose
Charlie Byrd 74 December 2, 1999 Annapolis, Maryland, USA Lung cancer
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
Nat Adderley
Cannonball Adderley's brother
68 January 2, 2000 Lakeland, Florida, USA Diabetes
Will "Dub" Jones
The Coasters
71 January 16, 2000 Long Beach, California, USA Diabetes
Doris Coley
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 70 February 12, 2000 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Complications following surgery concerning aneurysm
Andy Lewis
The Whitlams
33 February 12, 2000 USA
Oliver 54 February 12, 2000 Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Cancer
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
Vicki Sue Robinson 45 April 27, 2000 Wilton, Connecticut, USA Cancer
Geoff Goddard 62 May 15, 2000 USA
Johnnie Taylor 66 May 31, 2000 Dallas, Texas, USA Heart attack
Clive Westlake 67 June 17, 2000 Pegram, Tennessee, USA
Chuck Briggs
U.S. Bombs
40 July 4, 2000 AIDS related complications
Yuri Klinskikh
Sektor Gaza
35 July 4, 2000 Voronezh, Russia Heart attack
Alan Caddy
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
The Tornados
60 August 16, 2000 Complications due to alcoholism
Allen Woody
The Allman Brothers Band
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 by 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 fall
Nick Massi
The Four Seasons
65 December 24, 2000 West Orange, New Jersey, USA Cancer
Milan 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 Multiple systems failure
Debbie Dean 73 February 17, 2001 Ojai, California, USA
John Phillips
The Mamas & the Papas
65 March 18, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
Charles Pettigrew
Charles & Eddie
37 April 6, 2001 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Cancer
Joey Ramone
The Ramones
49 April 15, 2001 New York City, New York, USA Lymphoma
Perry Como 88 May 12, 2001 Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, USA

Alzheimer's Disease

John Lee Hooker 88 June 21, 2001 Los Altos, California, USA Natural causes
Ernie K-Doe 65 July 5, 2001 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Kidney & liver failure
Mimi Fariña 56 July 18, 2001 Mill Valley, California, USA Neuroendocrine tumor
Milt Gabler
Record proudcer
90 July 20, 2001 Manhattan, New York,
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
Betty Everett 61 August 19, 2001 South Beloit, Illinois, USA
Aaliyah 22 August 25, 2001 Abaco Islands, Bahamas Plane crash
Stony Browder
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
52 October 6, 2001 New York City, USA
Michael Karoli
Can
53 November 17, 2001 Essen, Germany Cancer
O.C. Smith 69 November 23, 2001 USA Heart Attack
George Harrison
The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys
58 November 29, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Laryngeal cancer
Chuck Schuldiner
Death, Control Denied
34 December 13, 2001 Glioma
Rufus Thomas 84 December 15, 2001 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart failure
Stuart Adamson
The Skids, Big Country, The Raphaels
43 December 16, 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Suicide
Frankie Gaye
Marvin Gaye's brother
60 December 30, 2001 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart attack
Zac Foley
EMF
31 January 3, 2002 Drug overdose
Jon Lee
Feeder
33 January 7, 2002 Miami, Florida, USA Suicide by hanging
Hoagy Lands 65 January 12, 2002 Orange, New Jersey Heart surgery
Peter Bardens
Camel
67 January 22, 2002 Malibu, California, USA Lung cancer
Henry Cosby 73 January 22, 2002 Royal Oak, Michigan, USA Cadric bypass
Paul Baloff
Exodus, Hirax, Heathen
41 February 2, 2002 Oakland, California, USA Stroke induced coma
Dave Van Ronk 65 February 10, 2002 New York, New York, USA
Waylon Jennings 64 February 13, 2002 Chandler, Arizona, USA Diabetic complications
Mick Tucker
Sweet
54 February 14, 2002 Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England Leukemia
Little Johnny Taylor 59 May 17, 2002 Conway, Arkansas
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
Mötley Crüe
51 March 26, 2002 Cancer
Frank Tovey
Fad Gadget
45 April 2, 2002 London, England Heart attack
Layne Staley
Alice in Chains, Mad Season
34 April 5, 2002 Seattle, Washington, USA Drug overdose
Lisa Lopes
TLC
30 April 25, 2002 La Ceiba, Honduras Car accident
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
Lionel Hampton 94 August 31, 2002 New York City, New York, USA
Erma Franklin 64 September 17, 2002 Detroit, Michigan, USA Laryngeal cancer
Darryl DeLoach
Iron Butterfly
55 October 3, 2002 USA
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, USA Lung cancer
Mickey Finn
T. Rex
55 January 11, 2003 Croydon, Surrey, England Alcohol-related liver problems
Maurice Gibb
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
75 March 2, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Throat cancer
Adam Faith 62 March 8, 2003 Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Heart attack
Teemu 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
Homer Banks 61 April 3, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Little Eva 59 April 10, 2003 Kinston, North Carolina, USA Cervical cancer
Earl King 69 April 17, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Diabetes-related complications
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
Skip Battin
Skip & Flip, The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers
69 July 6, 2003 Salem, Oregon, USA Alzheimer's disease
Adam Cox
Matt Fitzgerald
Jeremy Gage
The Exploding Hearts
23, 20 and 21 July 20, 2003 Eugene, Oregon, USA Car accident on Interstate 5
Erik Brann
Iron Butterfly
52 July 31, 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA 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
Sheb Wooley 82 September 16, 2003 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Leukaemia
Shawn Lane
Black Oak Arkansas
40 September 26, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Breathing problems
Robert Palmer
The Power Station
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
45 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
Arthur Conley 57 November 17, 2003 Ruurlo, Gelderland, Netherlands Colon cancer
Greg Ridley
Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie
56 November 19, 2003 Alicante, Spain Pneumonia
Randy VanWarmer 48 January 12, 2004 Leukemia
Terje Bakken
Windir
25 January 14, 2004 Reppastølen, Sogndal, Norway Hypothermia
John Siomos 56 January 16, 2004 Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mel Pritchard
Barclay James Harvest
56 January 28, 2004 Greenfield, Greater Manchester, England Heart attack
Les Gray
Mud
57 February 21, 2004 Algarve, Portugal Heart attack, whilst fighting throat cancer.
Bob Mayo 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
Rust Epique
Crazy Town
36 March 9, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Heart attack
Dave Schulthise
The Dead Milkmen
47 March 10, 2004 North Salem, New York, USA Suicide by a drug overdose
Johnny Bristol 65 March 21, 2004 Brighton Township, Michigan, USA Natural causes
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
Barney Kessel 80 May 6, 2004 San Diego, USA Stroke
John Whitehead
McFadden & Whitehead
55 May 11, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Murdered
Clint Warwick
The Moody Blues
63 May 15, 2004 Birmingham, England 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
Syreeta Wright 57 July 6, 2004 Los Angeles, California, USA Breast cancer
Arthur Kane
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
Louis Satterfield
Earth, Wind & Fire
67 September 27, 2004 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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
Alex Soria
The Nils
38 December 13, 2004 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Suicide
Dick Heckstall-Smith
Colosseum, The Graham Bond Organisation
70 December 17, 2004 London, England Acute liver failure
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
Ray Peterson 65 January 25, 2005 Smyrna, Tennessee, USA 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
Tyrone Davis 66 February 9, 2005 Chicago, Illinois, USA Stroke
Edward Patten
Gladys Knight & the Pips
65 February 25, 2005 Livonia, Michigan, USA Stroke caused by diabetes
Danny Joe Brown
Molly Hatchet
53 March 10, 2005 Davie, Florida, USA Renal failure
Lyn Collins 56 March 13, 2005 Pasadena, California, USA Cardiac arrhythmia
Jakson Spires
Blackfoot
53 March 16, 2005 Fort Pierce, Florida, USA Brain aneurysm
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
Stan Levey 79 April 19, 2005 Van Nuys, California Cancer
Bryan Ottoson
American Head Charge
27 April 19, 2005 USA Drug overdose
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
Renaldo Benson
The Four Tops
69 July 1, 2005 Detroit Michigan, USA Lung cancer
Luther Vandross 54 July 1, 2005 Edison, New Jersey, USA Heart attack
Ray Davis
Parliament, Funkadelic
65 July 5, 2005 New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Respiratory problems
Shirley Goodman
Shirley and Company
69 July 5, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA Stroke
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
Little Milton 70 August 4, 2005 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Stroke
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
59 August 12, 2005 London, England Brain tumor
Krzysztof Raczkowski
Vader
34 August 20, 2005 Olsztyn, Poland
Robert Moog
Inventor of the
Moog Synthesizer
71 August 21, 2005 Asheville, North Carolina, USA Brain tumor
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 81 September 10, 2005 Orange, Texas. USA Lung cancer
Willie Hutch 60 September 19, 2005 Dallas, Texas, USA Natural causes
Mike Gibbins
Badfinger
56 October 4, 2005 Oviedo, Florida, USA Brain aneurysm
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
Chris Whitley 45 November 20, 2005 Houston, Texas, USA Lung cancer
Tony Meehan
The Shadows
62 November 28, 2005 Paddington, London, England Head injuries following a fall
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 during home robbery
Alex St. Clair
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
64 January 5, 2006 Lancaster, California, USA Heart attack
Lou Rawls 72 January 6, 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung cancer
Dave Lepard
Crashdïet
25 January 13, 2006 Uppsala, Sweden Suicide
Wilson Pickett
The Falcons
64 January 19, 2006 Ashburn, Virginia, USA Heart attack
Gene McFadden
McFadden & Whitehead
56 January 27, 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Lung cancer
Jason Sears
Rich Kids on LSD
38 January 31, 2006 Tijuana, Mexico Pulmonary thrombosis
Johnny Ross
Baby Huey & the Babysitters
63 February 9, 2006 USA Appendicitis
Yuri Morozov 57 February 23, 2006 Saint Petersburg, Russia
King Floyd 61 March 6, 2006 Complications of a stroke and diabetes
Nikki Sudden
Swell Maps, The Jacobites
49 March 26, 2006 New York City, New York, USA Heart attack
Peter Wells
Rose Tattoo
59 March 27, 2006 Sydney, Australia Prostate cancer
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
52 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
Desmond Dekker 64 May 25, 2006 Thornton Heath, Greater London, England Heart attack
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
Duane Roland
Molly Hatchet
52 June 19, 2006 St. Augustine, Florida, USA Natural causes
Claydes Charles Smith
Kool & the Gang
57 June 20, 2005 USA
Syd Barrett
Pink Floyd
60 July 7, 2006 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Pancreatic cancer
Milan Williams
Commodores
58 July 9, 2006 USA 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
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
Henry Townsend 96 September 24, 2006 Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
Prentiss Barnes
The Moonglows
81 October 1, 2006 Magnolia, Mississippi, USA Car accident
Larissa "Strickland" Stolarchuk
L-Seven
Laughing Hyenas
46 October 9, 2006 North Port, Florida, USA Alprazolam overdose
Jared Anderson
Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal
31 October 14, 2006 Covington, Kentucky, USA
Sandy West
The Runaways
47 October 21, 2006 San Dimas, California, USA Lung cancer
Gerald Levert
LeVert
40 November 10, 2006 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Drug overdose
Ruth Brown 78 November 17, 2006 Henderson, Nevada, USA Complications following heart attack and stroke
Mariska Veres
Shocking Blue
59 December 2, 2006 The Hague, Netherlands Cancer
Jay McShann 90 December 7, 2006 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Ahmet Ertegun 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 road vehicle
Denny Doherty
The Mamas & the Papas
66 January 19, 2007 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Kidney failure
Joe Hunter
The Funk Brothers
79 Februrary 2, 2007 Detroit, Michigan, USA
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, Australia Myocardial infarction
Brad Delp
Boston
55 March 9, 2007 Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA Suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning
Betty Hutton 86 March 11, 2007 Palm Springs, California, USA Colon cancer
Luther Ingram 69 March 19, 2007 Belleville, Illinois, USA Cardiovascular disease
Mark St. John
Kiss
51 April 5, 2007 New York City, New York, USA Cerebral hemorrhage
Don Ho 76 April 14, 2007 Waikiki, Hawaii, USA Congestive heart failure
Bobby Pickett
The Crypt-Kickers
69 April 27, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia
Zola Taylor
The Platters
69 April 30, 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia
Wolfgang "Hunter" Jäger
Extrabreit
54 May 3, 2007 Hagen, Germany Illness
Carey Bell 70 May 6, 2007 Chicago, Illinois, USA Heart failure
Bill Pinkney
The Drifters
81 July 4, 2007 Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Heart attack
Kelly Johnson
Girlschool
49 July 15, 2007 Clapham, London, England Spinal cancer
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
Francis Clay 84 January 21, 2008 San Francisco, California, USA
Trevor Taylor
Bad Boys Blue
50 January 19, 2008 Cologne, Germany Heart attack
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, Illinois, USA Head injuries from falling
Jeff Healey 41 March 2, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Retinoblastoma
Sean Levert
LeVert
39 March 30, 2008 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Sarcoidosis
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
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
Mel Galley
Whitesnake, Trapeze, Phenomena
60 July 1, 2008 Cannock, England Esophageal cancer
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 Wright
Pink Floyd
65 September 15, 2008 London, England Cancer
Earl Palmer 83 September 19, 2008 Banning, California, USA
Nick Reynolds
The Kingston Trio
75 October 1, 2008 San Diego, California, USA Acute respiratory disease
Gidget Gein
Marilyn Manson
39 October 8, 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
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
Robert Ward 70 December 25, 2008 Dry Branch, Georgia, USA Died at home
Ron Asheton
The Stooges
60 January 6, 2009 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Andy DeMize
Nekromantix
25 January 11, 2009 Fullerton, California, USA 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, Finland Heart attack
Snooks Eaglin 73 February 18, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Heart attack
Kelly Groucutt
Electric Light Orchestra
63 February 19, 2009 Worcester, England Heart attack
Uriel Jones
The Funk Brothers
74 March 24, 2009 Dearborn, Michigan, USA Heart attack
Dan Seals
England Dan and John Ford Coley
61 March 25, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Mantle cell lymphoma
John Mayhew
Genesis
61 March 26, 2009 Glasgow, Scotland Heart condition
Betty Hall Jones 98 April 20, 2009 USA
Koko Taylor 80 June 3, 2009 Kildeer, Illinois, USA
Bob Bogle
The Ventures
75 June 14, 2009 Vancouver, Washington, USA 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
Andy Parle
Space
42 August 1, 2009 Liverpool, England Fell while crossing the road on Dingle, Liverpool[11]
Mike Seeger 75 August 7, 2009 Lexington, Virginia, USA Cancer
Les Paul 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
Jake Drake-Brockman
Echo & the Bunnymen
53 September 1, 2009 Isle of Man, USA
Guy Babylon 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
Sam Carr
The Jelly Roll Kings
83 September 21, 2009 Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA Congestive heart failure
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 Stroke
Norton Buffalo
The Steve Miller Band
58 October 30, 2009 Paradise, California, USA Lung cancer
Haydain Neale
Jacksoul
39 November 22, 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 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
Mick Cocks
Rose Tattoo
54 December 22, 2009 Sydney, Australia Liver cancer
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
The Rev
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
Yabby You 63 January 12, 2010 Clarendon Parish, Jamaica Brain aneurysm
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 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
Mallia Franklin
Parliament
57 February 5, 2010 USA
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 Wolk 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 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
Jerry Byrne 69 April 7, 2010 Morgan City, Louisiana, USA Lung cancer
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
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
Hank Jones 91 May 16, 2010 The Bronx, New York, USA
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
Phillip Walker 73 July 22, 2010 USA Heart failure
Al Goodman
Ray, Goodman & Brown
67 July 26, 2010 USA Heart Failure
Derf Scratch
Fear
59 July 28, 2010 Camarillo, California, USA Liver disease
Bobby Hebb 72 August 3, 2010 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer
Catfish Collins
Parliament-Funkadelic
66 August 6, 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio Long battle with cancer
Abbey Lincoln 80 Aigust 14, 2010 New York, New York, USA
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
Charles Haddon
Ou Est le Swimming Pool
22 August 20, 2010 Pukkelpop, Belgium. Suicide from a fall
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
Eddie Fisher 82 September 22, 2010 Berkeley, California, USA Complications from hip surgery.[12]
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
General Johnson
Chairmen of the Board, The Showmen
69 October 13, 2010 Atlanta, USA Lung cancer
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, Colosseum II
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
Pinetop Perkins 97 March 21, 2011 Austin, Texas, USA
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 59 June 3, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure
David "Frankie" Toler
Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band
59 June 4, 2011 Bradenton, Florida, USA Complications from liver transplant
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
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
Würzel
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, England Fatal alcohol poisoning within a framework of drug addiction and eating disorders
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, Republic of Indonesia Lost at sea by surfing
Gene McDaniels 76 July 29, 2011 Kittery Point, Maine, USA
Andrew 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
David "Honeyboy" Edwards 96 August 29, 2011 USA Congestive heart failure
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
Sylvia Robinson 75 September 29, 2011 Secaucus, New Jersey, USA Congestive heart failure
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
Andrea True 68 November 7, 2011 Kingston, New York, New York, USA Congestive heart failure
Heavy D
Heavy D & the Boyz
44 November 8, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA Blood clot in the lungs
Jonas R."Slavia" Christiansen
Koldbrann
31 November 17, 2011 Cancer
Lisa Faye Beatty
7 Year Bitch
47 November 25, 2011 Mentone, California, USA
Howard Tate 72 December 2, 2011 Burlington, New Jersey, USA Multiple myeloma & leukaemia
Hubert Sumlin 80 December 4, 2011 Wayne, New Jersey, USA Heart failure
Dobie Gray 71 December 6, 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Sean Bonniwell
The Music Machine
71 December 20, 2011 Visalia, California, USA Lung cancer
David Gold
Woods of Ypres
31 December 21, 2011 Barrie, Ontario, Canada Car accident
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
Johnny Otis 90 January 17, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Natural causes
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
Luis Alberto Spinetta
Almendra
Pescado Rabioso
Invisible
Spinetta Jade
Spinetta y los Socios del Desierto
62 February 8, 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lung cancer[13]
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
Roland Bautista
Earth, Wind & Fire
60 February 29, 2012 USA Natural causes
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
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[14]
Greg Ham
Men At Work
58 April 19, 2012 Carlton North, Victoria, Australia Heart attack[15]
Tommy Marth
The Killers
33 April 23, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Suicide[16]
Adam Yauch
Beastie Boys
47 May 4, 2012 Brooklyn, New York, USA Parotid gland cancer[17]
Rob Doherty
Into Eternity
41 May 5, 2012 [18]
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
70 May 13, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Natural causes[19]
Chuck Brown 75 May 16, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Multiple organ failure[20]
Donna Summer 63 May 17, 2012 Englewood, Florida, USA Lung cancer[21]
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees
62 May 20, 2012 Chelsea, London, England Liver and kidney failure[22]
John Harrison
Hawkwind
69 May 26, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Huntington's disease[23]
Doc Watson 89 May 29, 2012 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Complications following colon surgery[24]
Herb Reed
The Platters
83 June 4, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Complications from heart disease[25]
Bob Welch
Fleetwood Mac
66 June 7, 2012 Antioch, Tennessee, USA Suicide
Brian Hibbard
The Flying Pickets
65 June 18, 2012 Cardiff, Wales Prostate cancer[26]
Jon Lord
Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, The Flower Pot Men
71 July 16, 2012 London, England Pulmonary embolism[27]
Tony Martin 98 July 27, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Natural causes
Tony Sly
No Use for a Name
41 July 31, 2012 Drug overdose[28]
Jimmy Jones 75 August 2, 2012 Aberdeen, North Carolina, USA [29]
Bob Birch 56 August 15, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Suicide by gunshot wound[30]
Scott McKenzie 73 August 19, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA Guillain–Barré syndrome[31]
Joe South 72 September 5, 2012 Buford, Georgia, USA Heart failure[32]
Andy Williams
The Williams Brothers
84 September 25, 2012 Branson, Missouri, USA Bladder cancer
Mitch Lucker
Suicide Silence
28 November 1, 2012 Huntington Beach, California, USA Motorcycle accident[33]
Major Harris 65 November 9, 2012 Richmond, Virginia, USA Congestive heart and lung failure[34]
Paul Frost
The Rattlesnakes
64 November 17, 2012 England Cancer[35]
Michael Dunford
Renaissance
68 November 20, 2012 Surrey, England Cerebral hemorrhage[36]
Earl Carroll
The Cadillacs, The Coasters
75 November 25, 2012 New York City, New York Compilations from a stroke and diabetes
Ed Cassidy
Spirit
89 December 6, 2012 San Jose, California, USA Cancer[37]
Huw Lloyd-Langton
Hawkwind, Widowmaker
61 December 6, 2012 Dorset, England Cancer[38]
Jimmy McCracklin 91 December 20, 2012 San Pablo, California, USA
Lee Dorman
Iron Butterfly
Captain Beyond
70 December 21, 2012 Laguna Niguel, California, USA Natural causes[39]
Marva Whitney 68 December 22, 2012 Kansas City, Kansas, USA Pneumonia[40]
Mike Scaccia
Ministry, Rigor Mortis, Revolting Cocks
47 December 22, 2012 Fort Worth, Texas, USA Heart attack[41]
Fontella Bass 72 December 26, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri, USA Heart attack[42]
Patti Page 85 January 1, 2013 Encinitas, California, USA [43]
Sammy Johns 66 January 4, 2013 Gastonia, North Carolina, USA [44]
Trevor Gordon
The Marbles
64 January 10, 2013 London, England Natural causes[45]
Claudio Leo
Lacuna Coil
40 January 17, 2013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy [46]
Bobby Bennett
The Famous Flames, Bobby Bennett & The Dynamics
74 January 18, 2013 Maryland, USA Complications from diabetes[47]
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner
Ohio Players
69 January 26, 2013 Trotwood, Ohio, USA Cancer[48]
Kenny Hodges
Spanky and Our Gang
76 January 29, 2013 Papillion, Nebraska, USA Viral pneumnoia[49]
Mickey Finn
Heavy Metal Kids
65 February 1, 2013 Paris, France Cancer[50]
Donald Byrd 80 February 4, 2013 Dover, Delaware, USA
Reg Presley
The Troggs
71 February 4, 2013 Andover, Hampshire, England Lung cancer[51]
Tony Sheridan
72 February 16, 2013 Hamburg, Germany [52]
Mindy McCready 37 February 17, 2013 Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA Shotgun wounds
Damon Harris
The Temptations
62 February 18, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Prostate cancer[53]
Kevin Ayers
Soft Machine
68 February 18, 2013 Montolieu, France [54]
Cleotha Staples
The Staple Singers
78 February 21, 2013 Chicago, Illinois, USA Alzheimer's disease[55]
"Dangerous" Dan Toler
Great Southern, The Allman Brothers Band
64 February 25, 2013 Manatee County, Florida, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis[56]
Richard Street
The Temptations
70 February 27, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Pulmonary embolism[57]
Bobby Rogers
The Miracles
73 March 3, 2013 Southfield, Michigan, USA Complications from diabetes[58]
Alvin Lee
Ten Years After
68 March 6, 2013 Marbella, Spain [59]
Peter Banks
Yes
65 March 7, 2013 London, England Heart failure[60]
Clive Burr
Iron Maiden
56 March 12, 2013 London, England Multiple sclerosis[61]
Jason Molina
Songs: Ohia
39 March 16, 2013 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Alcohol abuse-related organ failure[62]
Bobby Smith
The Spinners
76 March 16, 2013 Orlando, Florida, USA Complications of influenza and pneumonia[63]
Deke Richards
Motown record producer
68 March 24, 2013 Bellingham, Washington, USA Esophageal cancer[64]
Chris Bailey
The Angels, GANGgajang
62 April 4, 2013 Sydney, Australia Throat cancer[65]
Andy Johns
sound engineer and record producer
62 April 7, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach ulcer[66]
Don Blackman
Twennynine, Parliament, Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire
59 April 11, 2013 New York City, USA Cancer[67]
Chi Cheng
Deftones
42 April 13, 2013 Sacramento, California, USA Cardiac arrest[68]
Chrissy Amphlett
Divinyls
53 April 21, 2013 New York City, New York, USA Breast cancer[69]
Richie Havens 72 April 22, 2013 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Heart attack[70]
Bob Brozman 59 April 23, 2013 Ben Lomond, California, USA Suicide[71]
George Jones 81 April 26, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hypoxic respiratory failure[72]
Jeff Hanneman
Slayer
49 May 2, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Liver failure[73]
Alan O'Day 72 May 17, 2013 Westwood, California, USA Brain cancer[74]
Phil Buerstatte
White Zombie
44 May 20, 2013 Madison, Wisconsin, USA [75]
Ray Manzarek
The Doors
74 May 20, 2013 Rosenheim, Germany Bile duct cancer[76]
Trevor Bolder
Uriah Heep
62 May 21, 2013 Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England Pancreatic cancer[77]
MickDeth
Eighteen Visions
Bleeding Through
35 June 3, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Heart condition[78]
Joey Covington
Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane
67 June 4, 2013 Palm Springs, California, USA Car accident[79]
Filip Topol
Psí vojáci
48 June 19, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic [80]
Bobby Bland 83 June 23, 2013 Germantown, Tennessee, USA [81]
Little Willie Littlefield 81 June 23, 2013 Voorthuizen, Netherlands, USA Cancer
Alan Myers
Devo
58 June 24, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Stomach cancer[82]
Mikhail Gorsheniov
Korol i Shut
39 July 19, 2013 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy[83]
JJ Cale 74 July 26, 2013 La Jolla, California, USA Heart attack[84]
Rita Reys 88 July 28, 2013 Breukelen, The Netherlands, USA Brian hemorrage
George Duke 67 August 5, 2013 Los Angeles, California, USA Leukemia[85]
Allen Lanier
Blue Öyster Cult
67 August 14, 2013 USA Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease[86]
Joey LaCaze
Eyehategod
42 August 23, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Respiratory failure[87]
Keith "Sabu" Crier
GQ
58 September 30, 2013 [88]
Jan Kuehnemund
Vixen
51 October 10, 2013 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Cancer[89]
Lou Reed
Velvet Underground
71 October 27, 2013 Long Island, USA Liver disease[90]
Oliver Cheatham 65 November 29, 2013 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack[91]
Richard Coughlan
Caravan
66 December 1, 2013 Herne Bay, Kent, England Pneumonia[92]
Jim Hall 83 December 10, 2013 New York City, New York, USA
Ricky Lawson 59 December 23, 2013 Long Beach, California, USA Brain aneurysm[93]
Jay Traynor
Jay and the Americans, The Tokens
70 January 2, 2014 Tampa, Florida, USA Liver cancer[94]
Phil Everly
Everly Brothers
74 January 3, 2014 Burbank, California, USA Lung disease[95]
Fergie Frederiksen
Toto
62 January 18, 2014 Mound, Minnesota, USA Cancer[96]
Pete Seeger 94 January 27, 2014 Manhattan, New York City, USA Natural causes[97]
Anna Gordy Gaye 92 January 31, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA [98]
Bunny Rugs
Bunny & Ricky, Third World, Inner Circle
65 February 2, 2014 Orlando, Florida, USA
Bob Casale
Devo
61 February 17, 2014 Los Angelos, California, USA Heart failure
Frank Reed
The Chi-Lites
59 February 26, 2014 Stroke[99]
Dave Brockie
Gwar
50 March 23, 2014 Richmond, Virginia, USA Accidental heroin overdose.[100]
George Shuffler
The Stanley Brothers, The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys
88 April 7, 2014 Valdese, North Carolina, USA [101]
Shane Gibson
Korn
35 April 15, 2014 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Blood clotting disorder[102]
DJ E-Z Rock
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
46 April 27, 2014 Manhattan, New York City, USA Diabetic seizure[103]
Jessica Cleaves
The Friends of Distinction, Earth, Wind & Fire
65 May 2, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA [104]
Ed Gagliardi
Foreigner, Spys
62 May 11, 2014 USA Cancer[105]
Jerry Vale 83 May 18, 2014 Palm Desert, California, USA Natural causes[106]
Doc Neeson
The Angels, Red Phoenix
67 June 4, 2014 Sydney, Australia Brain tumor[107]
Casey Kasem
Host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Top 20 & Casey's Countdown
82 June 15, 2014 Gig Harbor, Washington, USA Sepsis
Teenie Hodges 68 June 22, 2014 Dallas, Texas, USA Complications of emphysema[108]
Bobby Womack 70 June 27, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Multiple diseases[109]
Lois Johnson 72 July 7, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA [citation needed]
John Spinks
The Outfield
60 July 9, 2014 Liver cancer[110]
Tommy Ramone
The Ramones
65 July 11, 2014 New York City, New York, USA Bile duct cancer[111]
Vange Leonel
Nau
51 July 14, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Ovarian cancer[112]
Johnny Winter 70 July 16, 2014 Zurich, Switzerland Emphysemia and pneumonia[113]
Ernie Lancaster 60 July 17, 2014 Mount Dora, Florida, USA Cancer[114]
Christian Falk
Imperiet
52 July 23, 2014 Pancreatic cancer[115]
Adolph Jacobs
The Coasters
74 July 23, 2014 USA
Johnny Rebb 75 July 28, 2014 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia [116]
Dick Wagner 71 July 30, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Respiratory failure[117]
Michael Johns 35 August 1, 2014 Tustin, California, USA Dilated cardiomyopathy[118]
Maria "Tristessa" Kolokouri
Astarte
37 August 10, 2014 Greece Complications from leukemia[119]
Velva Darnell 75 August 12, 2014 Battletown, Kentucky, USA [120]
Buddy Jones 77 August 13, 2014 Barton, Vermont, USA [121]
Jean Redpath 77 August 21, 2014 Arizona, USA Cancer[122]
Joe Bethancourt 68 August 28, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Illness[123]
Glenn Cornick
Jethro Tull
67 August 28, 2014 Hilo, Hawaii, USA Heart failure[124]
Jimi Jamison
Survivor
63 August 31, 2014 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart attack[125]
EunB
Ladies' Code
21 September 3, 2014 Suwon, South Korea Traffic collision[126][127]
Gustavo Cerati
Soda Stereo
55 September 4, 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina Respiratory arrest after a stroke[128]
Simone Battle
G.R.L.
25 September 5, 2014 Los Angelos, California, USA Suicide by hanging[129]
Kerrie Biddell 67 September 5, 2014 Stroke[130]
RiSe
Ladies' Code
23 September 7, 2014 Suwon, South Korea Traffic collision[131]
Gerald Wilson 96 September 8, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Pneumonia[132]
Robert Young
Primal Scream
49 September 9, 2014 Hove, England [133]
John Gustafson
Ian Gillan Band, Roxy Music
72 September 11, 2014 Heart failure[134]
Joe Sample
The Crusaders
75 September 12, 2014 Houston, Texas, USA Lung cancer[135]
Peter Gutteridge 53 September 15, 2014 Auckland, New Zealand [136]
George Hamilton IV 77 September 17, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications from a heart attack[137]
Kenny Wheeler 84 September 18, 2014 London, England Natural causes[138]
Paul Revere
Paul Revere & the Raiders
76 October 4, 2014 San Francisco, California, USA Cancer[139]
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens
The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents
39 October 14, 2014 Cholula, Puebla, Mexico Heart attack[140]
Tim Hauser
The Manhattan Transfer
72 October 16, 2014 Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA Cardiac arrest[141]
Paul Craft 76 October 18, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Multiple diseases[142]
Tyson Stevens
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
29 October 21, 2014 Gilbert, Arizona, USA Heroin overdose[143]
Jeanne Black 76 October 25, 2014 Orem, Utah, USA Heart failure[144]
Alvin Stardust 72 October 25, 2014 Ifold, West Sussex, England Prostate cancer[145]
Jack Bruce
Cream
71 October 25, 2014 Suffolk, England Liver disease[146]
Wayne Static
Static-X
48 November 1, 2014 Landers, California, USA Alcohol, accidental overdose[147]
Rick Rosas
65 November 6, 2014 Los Angeles, California, USA Lung disease[148]
Big Bank Hank
The Sugarhill Gang
58 November 11, 2014 New York City, New York, USA Cancer[149]
Buddy Catlett 81 November 12, 2014 Seattle, Washington, USA Multiple diseases[150]
Mike Burney
Wizzard
70 November 13, 2014 Birmingham, England Cancer[151]
Jeff Fletcher
Northern Uproar
36 November 17, 2014 Stockport, England Decapitation when hit by road vehicle[152]
Jimmy Ruffin 78 November 17, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [153]
Dave Appell 92 November 18, 2014 USA [154]
Clive Palmer
The Incredible String Band
71 November 23, 2014 Penzance, England [155]
Bobby Keys
The Rolling Stones
70 December 2, 2014 Franklin, Tennessee, USA Cirrhosis[156]
Nick Talbot
Gravenhurst
37 December 2, 2014 [157]
Ian McLagan
Small Faces / Faces
69 December 3, 2014 Austin, Texas, USA Stroke[158]
Bob Montgomery 77 December 4, 2014 Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA Parkinson's disease[159]
Brian Roy Goble
Subhumans
57 December 7, 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Heart attack[160]
Dawn Sears 53 December 11, 2014 Gallatin, Tennessee, USA Lung cancer[161]
Joe Carr
Joe Carr & the Texas Lone Star Band
63 December 14, 2014 Levelland, Texas, USA Stroke[162]
Millie Kirkham 91 December 14, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Complications after stroke[163]
Wendy Rene 67 December 16, 2014 Complications after stroke[164]
Larry Henley
The Newbeats
77 December 18, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Dementia with Lewy bodies[165]
Joe Cocker
The Grease Band
70 December 22, 2014 Crawford, Colorado, USA Lung cancer[166]
Alberta Adams 97 December 25, 2014 Dearborn, Michigan, USA [167]
Frankie Randall 76 December 28, 2014 Indio, California, USA Lung cancer[168]
Matthew Cogley
Failsafe
30 January 1, 2015 [169]
Jeff Golub 59 January 1, 2015 New York City, New York, USA Progressive supra-nuclear palsy[170]
Little Jimmy Dickens 94 January 2, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Heart failure[171]
Pino Daniele 59 January 4, 2015 Rome, Italy Heart attack[172]
Curtis Lee 75 January 8, 2015 Yuma, Arizona, USA Cancer[173]
Popsy Dixon
The Holmes Brothers
77 January 9, 2015 Bladder cancer[174]
Tim Drummond 74 January 11, 2015 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA [175]
A. J. Masters 72 January 12, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Prostate cancer[176]
Trevor Ward-Davies
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
70 January 13, 2015 Cancer[177]
Ward Swingle
The Swingle Singers
87 January 19, 2015 Eastbourne, England [178]
Dallas Taylor
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
66 January 18, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Cancer[179]
Edgar Froese
Tangerine Dream
70 January 20, 2015 Vienna, Austria Pulmonary embolism[180]
Demis Roussos
Aphrodite's Child
68 January 25, 2015 Athens, Greece [181]
Don Covay 78 January 31, 2015 Franklin Square, New York, USA Stroke[182]
Andriy Kuzmenko
Skryabin
46 February 2, 2015 Lozuvatka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine Car accident[183]
Joe B. Mauldin
The Crickets
74 February 7, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Cancer[184]
Steve Strange
Visage
55 February 12, 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Heart attack[185]
Sam Andrew
Big Brother and the Holding Company
73 February 12, 2015 San Francisco, California, USA Complication after open heart surgery[186]
David Maxwell 71 February 13, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Prostate cancer[187]
Lesley Gore 68 February 16, 2015 Manhattan, New York, USA Lung cancer[188]
Clark Terry 94 February 21, 2015 Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA Diabetes
Daevid Allen
Gong, Soft Machine
59 March 13, 2015 Australia Cancer[189]
Mike Porcaro
Toto
59 March 15, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis[190]
Bruce Crump
Molly Hatchet
57 March 16, 2015 [191]
Andy Fraser
Free, Sharks
62 March 16, 2015 California, USA [192]
A. J. Pero
Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob
55 March 20, 2015 Poughkeepsie, New York, USA Heart attack[193]
John Renbourn
Pentangle
70 March 26, 2015 Hawick, Scotland Heart attack[194]
Bob Burns
Lynyrd Skynyrd
64 April 3, 2015 Bartow County, Georgia, USA Car crash[195]
Percy Sledge 74 April 14, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Liver cancer[196]
Johnny Kemp 55 April 16, 2015 Montego Bay, Jamaica Drowning and following head injury[197]
Jack Ely
The Kingsmen
71 April 27, 2015 Terrebonne, Oregon, USA [198]
Guy LeBlanc
Camel
54 April 27, 2015 Kidney cancer[199]
Ben E. King
The Drifters
76 April 30, 2015 Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey, USA Natural causes[200]
Craig Gruber
Rainbow, Elf, Gary Moore
63 May 5, 2015 Florida, USA Prostate cancer[201]
Errol Brown
Hot Chocolate
71 May 6, 2015 Bahamas Liver cancer[202]
B.B. King 89 May 14, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Vascular dementia[203]
Louis Johnson
The Brothers Johnson
60 May 21, 2015 [204]
Dennis Sheehan
Tour manager for U2
68 May 26, 2015 West Hollywood, California, USA Heart attack[205]
Ornette Coleman 85 June 11, 2015 New York City, New York, USA Cardiac arrest
Chris Squire
Yes
67 June 27, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Acute erythroid leukemia[206]
Ernie Maresca 76 July 8, 2015 Florida, USA [207]
Eric Wrixon
Them, Thin Lizzy
68 July 13, 2015 Italy [208]
Dave Somerville
The Diamonds
81 July 14, 2015 Cancer[209]
Buddy Buie 74 July 18, 2015 Dothan, Alabama, USA Heart attack[210]
Justin Lowe
After the Burial
32 July 21, 2015 [211]
Eddie Hardin
The Spencer Davis Group, Axis Point
66 July 22, 2015 Heart attack[212]
Cilla Black 72 August 1, 2015 Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain Stroke after a fall[213]
Bob Johnston 83 August 14, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Danny Sembello 52 August 15, 2015 Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, USA Drowned[214]
Don Griffin
The Miracles
60 September 2, 2015 Traffic collision[215]
Bryn Merrick
The Damned
56 September 12, 2015 Cardiff, Wales Cancer[216]
Gary Richrath
REO Speedwagon
65 September 13, 2015 [217]
Ben Cauley
The Bar-Kays
67 September 21, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee, USA [218]
Frankie Ford 76 September 28, 2015 Gretna, Louisiana, USA Natural causes[219]
Billy Joe Royal 73 October 6, 2015 Morehead City, North Carolina, USA Natural causes[220]
Jim Diamond 64 October 8, 2015 London, England [221]
Bruce Nazarian
Brownsville Station
66 October 9, 2015 Detroit, Michigan, USA Heart attack[222]
Robbin Thompson
Steel Mill
66 October 10, 2015 Cancer[223]
Smokin' Joe Kubek 58 October 11, 2015

Heart attack

Paul King
Music promoter for The Police, Dire Straits
63 October 12, 2015 Cancer[224]
Frank Watkins
Obituary, Gorgoroth
47 October 18, 2015 Cancer[225]
Cory Wells
Cory Wells & The Enemys, Three Dog Night
74 October 20, 2015 Dunkirk, New York, USA Complications from multiple myeloma[226]
Vlad Telea
Goodbye to Gravity
37 October 31, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[227]
Mihai Alexandru
Goodbye to Gravity
39 October 31, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[228]
Raul Rekow
Santana
61 November 2, 2015 California, USA Cancer[229]
Eddie Hoh
The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees
71 November 7, 2015 [230]
Bogdan Lavinius
Goodbye to Gravity
34 November 8, 2015 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv nightclub fire[231]
Andy White
The Beatles
85 November 9, 2015 New Jersey, USA Stroke[232]
Allen Toussaint 77 November 10, 2015 Madrid, Spain Heart attack[233]
Alex Pascu
Goodbye to Gravity
33 November 11, 2015 Paris, France Colectiv nightclub fire[234]
Phil Taylor
Motörhead
61 November 11, 2015 Hasland, England Liver disease[235]
P.F. Sloan 70 November 15, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Pancreatic cancer[236]
Cynthia Robinson
Sly and the Family Stone
69 November 23, 2015 Carmichael, California, USA Cancer[237]
John Theunissen
Pussycat
66 November 24, 2015 [238]
Wayne Bickerton 74 November 29, 2015 Rhyl, Wales [239]
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver
48 December 3, 2015 Bloomington, Minnesota, USA [240]
John Garner
Sir Lord Baltimore
63 December 5, 2015 Liver failure[241]
Bonnie Lou 91 December 8, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Dementia[242]
Rainer Bloss 69 December 10, 2015 USA
Adam Roth
The Del Fuegos
57 December 18, 2015 Cancer[243]
Stevie Wright
The Easybeats
68 December 27, 2015 South Coast, New South Wales, Australia Pneumonia[244]
Lemmy
Motörhead, Hawkwind
70 December 28, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure[245]
John Bradbury
The Specials
62 December 28, 2015 England [246]
Natalie Cole 65 December 31, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA Congestive heart failure"[247]
Long John Hunter 84 January 4, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona
Robert Stigwood
Manager for The Bee Gees, Cream
81 January 4, 2016 Australia [248][249]
Nick Caldwell
The Whispers
71 January 5, 2016 San Francisco, California, USA Heart failure[250]
David Bowie
Arnold Corns, The Riot Squad, Tin Machine
69 January 10, 2016 Manhattan, New York City, USA Liver cancer[251]
Giorgio Gomelsky
Manager for The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Paramounts
81 January 13, 2016 New York City, New York, USA Cancer[252]
Pete Huttlinger
The John Denver Band
54 January 15, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Stroke[253]
Gary Loizzo
The American Breed
70 January 16, 2016 USA Pancreatic cancer[254]
Blowfly 76 January 17, 2016 Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, USA Liver cancer[255]
Mic Gillette
Tower of Power
64 January 17, 2016 Heart attack[256]
Dale Griffin
Mott the Hoople, British Lions
67 January 17, 2016 USA Alzheimer's disease[257]
Glenn Frey
Eagles
67 January 18, 2016 New York City, New York, USA Rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery[258]
Alex Winshart
Hogsnort Rupert
76 January 22, 2016 Lung cancer[259]
Jimmy Bain
Rainbow, Wild Horses, Dio, Last in Line
68 January 24, 2016 MSC Divina, Atlantic Ocean Lung cancer[260]
Black 53 January 26, 2016 Cork. Republic of Ireland Road traffic accident[261]
Paul Kantner
Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band
74 January 28, 2016 San Diego, California, USA Multiple organ failure and septic shock following a heart attack[262]
Signe Toly Anderson
Jefferson Airplane
74 January 28, 2016 Beaverton, Oregon, USA [262]
Billy Faier 85 January 29, 2016 Alpine, Texas, USA [263]
Jon Bunch
Further Seems Forever, Sense Field
45 February 1, 2016 USA [264]
Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire
74 February 4, 2016 Los Angeles, California, USA Parkinson's disease[265][266]
Joe Dowell 76 February 4, 2016 Bloomington, Illinois, USA Heart attack[267]
Dan Hicks
The Charlatans
74 February 6, 2016 Mill Valley, California, USA Liver cancer[268]
Jack Dakin
Kris Leonard
Tomas Lowe
River Reeves
Viola Beach
27
20
19
19
February 13, 2016 Södertälje close to Stockholm, Sweden Traffic collision[269]
Vanity
Vanity 6
57 February 15, 2016 Fremont, California, USA Renal failure[270]
Paul Gordon
The B-52's
52 February 18, 2016 USA [271]
Vi Subversa
Poison Girls
80 February 19, 2016 [272]
Piotr Grudziński
Riverside
40 February 21, 2016 Warsaw, Poland [273]
Lennie Baker
Sha Na Na
69 February 24, 2016 Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA [274]
Josefin Nilsson 46 February 29, 2016 Själsö, Gotland, Sweden [275]
Gayle McCormick
Smith
67 March 1, 2016 St. Louis, Missouri Cancer[276]
John Thomas
Budgie
63 March 3, 2016 [277]
Chip Hooper
Phish, Dave Matthews Band
53 March 5, 2016 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA Cancer[278]
Ross Hannaford
Daddy Cool, Mighty Kong
65 March 8, 2016 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Cancer[279]
Aaron Huffman
Harvey Danger
43 March 8, 2016 Respiratory failure[280]
George Martin
The Beatles, America
90 March 8, 2016 Highbury, London, England [281]
Naná Vasconcelos
Pat Metheny Group
71 March 9, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Lung cancer[282]
Keith Emerson
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
71 March 10, 2016 Santa Monica, California, USA Suicide[283]
Tommy Brown 84 March 12, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, USA [284]
Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews & the Hearts
79 March 16, 2016 [285]
Andy Newman
Thunderclap Newman
73 March 30, 2016 [286]
Arnt Henry Teigland Olsen
Kamikaze Attack, Slagvåpen
24 March 30, 2016 Fauske, Norway Hit by train
Carlo Mastrangelo
The Belmonts
78 April 4, 2016 [287]
Leon Haywood 74 April 5, 2016 [288]
Merle Haggard 79 April 6, 2016 Palo Cedro, California, USA Pneumonia[289]
Dennis Davis 64 April 6, 2016 Cancer[290]
Jimmie Van Zant 59 April 7, 2016 Florida, USA Liver cancer[291]
Emile Ford 78 April 11, 2016 London, England [292]
Gib Guilbeau
Flying Burrito Brothers
78 April 12, 2016 [293]
Prince
Prince and The Revolution, Prince and The New Power Generation
57 April 21, 2016 Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA Accidental fentanyl toxicity[294]
Billy Paul 81 April 24, 2016 Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA Pancreatic cancer[295]
Harrison Calloway
Muscle Shoals Horns
75 April 30, 2016 Jackson, Mississippi, USA Stroke[296]
Peter Behrens
Trio
68 May 11, 2016 Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Multiple organ failure[297]
Julius La Rosa 86 May 12, 2016 Crivitz, Wisconsin, USA Natural causes[298]
Guy Clark 74 May 17, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA [299]
John Berry
Beastie Boys
52 May 19, 2016 Danvers, Massachusetts, USA Frontotemporal dementia[300]
Nick Menza
Megadeth, OMH
51 May 21, 2016 Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA Heart failure[301]
Dave Swarbrick
Fairport Convention
75 June 3, 2016 Emphysema[302]
Habib 68 June 10, 2016 Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran Cardiac arrest[303]
Christina Grimmie 22 June 11, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA Shotgun wounds[304]
Chips Moman 79 June 12, 2016 LaGrange, Georgia, USA Lung disease[305]
Chris Warren 49 June 12, 2016 USA
Henry McCullough
Wings
72 June 14, 2016 Ballywindelland, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland [306]
Attrell Cordes
P.M. Dawn
46 June 17, 2016 USA Renal disease[307]
Sverre Kjelsberg
The Pussycats
69 June 19, 2016 USA [308]
Wayne Jackson
The Mar-Keys
74 June 21, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heart failure[309]
Bill Ham
Manager for ZZ Top
79 June 22, 2016 Austin, Texas, USA [310]
Jim Boyd
The Jim Boyd Band
60 June 22, 2016 [311]
Bernie Worrell
Parliament, Funkadelic
72 June 24, 2016 Bellingham, Washington, USA Lung cancer[312]
Scotty Moore 84 June 28, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Several months of poor health[313]
Mack Rice 82 June 29, 2016 Detroit, USA Complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease[314]
Rob Wasserman
RatDog
64 June 29, 2016 Battle with undisclosed health complaints[315]
Teddy Rooney
The Yellow Payges
66 July 2, 2016 USA
William Hawkins 76 July 4, 2016 Ottawa, Canada
Danny Smythe
The Box Tops
67 July 6, 2016 USA
Erik Petersen
Mischief Brew
38 July 15, 2016
Roland Prince 69 July 15, 2016 USA
Alan Vega
Suicide
78 July 16, 2016 New York City, New York, USA
Gary S. Paxton
Record producer from Skip & Flip, The Hollywood Argyles
77 July 16, 2016 Branson, Missouri, USA
Lewis Steinberg
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
82 July 21, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cancer
Keith Gemmell
Audience
68 July 24, 2016 Throat cancer
Roye Albrighton
Nektar
67 July 26, 2016 USA
Allan Barnes
The Blackbyrds
67 July 26, 2016 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sandy Pearlman
Blue Öyster Cult, The Clash, Black Sabbath
72 July 26, 2016 Marin County, California, USA Pneumonia and complication from a stroke
Lucille Dumont 97 July 29, 2016 Canada
Snaffu Rigor
Music group from Cinderella
69 August 4, 2016
Pete Fountain 86 August 6, 2016 New Orleans, LA, USA Heart problems
B.E. Taylor 65 August 7, 2016 Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Brain tumor
Padraig Duggan
Clannad, The Duggans
67 August 9, 2016 Dublin, Ireland Recurring illness[316]
Glenn Yarbrough
The Limeliters
86 August 11, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Dementia
David Enthoven
T-Rex, Roxy Music
72 August 11, 2016
Ruby Wilson 68 August 12, 2016 USA Heart attack
Bobby Hutcherson 75 August 15, 2016
Preston Hubbard
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues
63 August 17, 2016 USA
James Woolley
2wo, Nine Inch Nails
49 August 17, 2016 USA
Denis Cabric
Regina
49 August 17, 2016
Horacio Salgán 100 August 19, 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lou Pearlman
Record producer and manager for NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town
62 August 19, 2016 USA Cardiac arrest
Louis Stewart 72 August 20, 2016 Cancer
Matt Roberts
3 Doors Down
38 August 20, 2016 USA Drug overdose
Tom Searle
Architects
28 August 20, 2016 Skin Cancer
Toots Thielemans 94 August 22, 2016 USA
Gilli Smyth
Gong
83 August 22, 2016 Byron Bay, Australia Pulmonary pneumonia
Rudy Van Gelder 91 August 25, 2016 Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Natural causes
Ab Tamober
Earth and Fire
65 August 26, 2016 Cancer
Monty Lee Wilkes
Sound engineer for The Replacements, Nirvana
54 August 26, 2016 USA Cancer
Fred Hellerman 89 September 1, 2016 Weston, Connecticut, USA
Jerry Heller
Music manager for N.W.A
75 September 2, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Heart attack
Lewis Merenstein
Recors proudcer
81 September 6, 2016 New York City, New York Pneumonia
Clifford Curry 79 September 7, 2016 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Prince Buster 78 September 8, 2016 Stroke after a poor health
Leonard Haze
Y&T
61 September 11, 2016 USA

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Jsrry Corbetta
Sugarloaf
68 September 16, 2016 Disease
John D. Loudermilk 82 September 21, 2016 Christiana, Tennessee, USA Bone Cancer
Joe Clay 78 September 26, 2016

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