IN MEMORIUM

This list goes back as far as 1970. If I have left someone out please let me know. jw 5/12


NAME AGE DIED CAUSE
Billy Stewart 32 January 17, 1970 Car accident
Slim Harpo 46 January 31, 1970 Heart attack
Tammi Terrell 24 March 16, 1970 Brain tumor
Mary Ann Ganser (Shangri-Las) 22 May 14, 1970 Barbiturate overdose (disputed)
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (Canned Heat) 27 September 3, 1970 Suicide or accidental barbiturate overdose
Jimi Hendrix 27 September 18, 1970 Asphyxiation on vomit
Janis Joplin 27 October 4, 1970 Heroin overdose
Jim Morrison 27 July 3, 1971 Heart failure (disputed)
King Curtis 37 August 13, 1971 Stabbed to death
Gene Vincent 36 October 12, 1971 Burst stomach ulcer
Duane Allman 24 October 29, 1971 Motorcycle accident
Little Junior Parker 39 November 18, 1971 Following surgery for brain tumor
Leslie Harvey (Stone the Crows) 27 May 3, 1972 Electrocuted by a live microphone on stage
Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) 39 June 13, 1972 Heart attack
Brian Cole (The Association) 29 August 2, 1972 Heroin overdose
Rory Storm 33 September 28, 1972 Alleged suicide
Billy Murcia (New York Dolls) 21 November 6, 1972 Accidental suffocation due to drugs and alcohol
Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers) 24 November 11, 1972 Motorcycle accident
Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) 29 November 18, 1972 Suicide or accidental heroin overdose
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead) 27 March 8, 1973 gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Clarence White (Byrds) 29 July 14, 1973 Hit by drunk driver
Paul Williams (Tempatations) 34 August 17, 1973 Suicide by gunshot
Gram Parsons 26 September 19, 1973 Morphine and alcohol overdose
Jim Croce 30 September 20, 1973 Plane crash
Maury Muehleisen (Croce's lead guitarist) 24 September 20, 1973 Plane crash
John Rostill (The Shadows) 31 November 26, 1973 Electrocuted by guitar
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 58 October 9, 1973 Stroke
Bobby Darin 37 December 20, 1973 Surgery to repair a mechanical heart valve
Harry Womack (The Valentinos) 28 March 9, 1974 Stabbed to death by his girlfriend
"Mama" Cass Elliot 34 July 29, 1974 Heart failure
Ivory Joe Hunter 60 November 8, 1974 Lung cancer
Nick Drake 26 November 25, 1974 Suicide or accidental overdose
Dave Alexander (The Stooges) 27 February 10, 1975 Pneumonia
Pete Ham (Badfinger) 27 April 23, 1975 Suicide
Tim Buckley 28 June 29, 1975 Heroin overdose
Al Jackson, Jr (Booker T) 39 October 1, 1975 Murdered by gunshot
Gary Thain (Uriah Heep) 27 December 8, 1975 Heroin overdose
Rudy Pompilli (Bill Haley) 51 February 5, 1976 Lung cancer
Florence Ballard (Supremes) 32 February 22, 1976 Coronary thrombosis
Paul Kossoff (Free) 25 March 19, 1976 Drug-related heart attack
Phil Ochs 35 April 9, 1976 Suicide by hanging
Keith Relf (Yardbirds) 33 May 14, 1976 Electrocuted by guitar
Jimmy Reed 50 August 29, 1976 Epileptic seizure
Tommy Bolin 25 December 4, 1976 Heroin overdose
William Powell (O'Jays) 35 May 26, 1977 Cancer
Elvis Presley 42 August 16, 1977 Heart attack
Marc Bolan (T-Rex) 29 September 16, 1977 Car accident
Steve Gaines (Skynard) 28 October 20, 1977 Plane crash
Ronnie Van Zant (Skynard) 29 October 20, 1977 Plane crash
Cassie Gaines (Skynard) 29 October 20, 1977 Plane crash
Terry Kath (Chicago) 31 January 23, 1978 Accidentally shot himself
Sandy Denny 31 April 21, 1978 Cerebral hemorrhage after accidental fall
Keith Moon 32 September 7, 1978 Heminevrin overdose
Donny Hathaway 33 January 13, 1979 Suicide or accidental fall
Sid Vicious 21 February 2, 1979 Suicide or accidental heroin overdose
Lowell George (Little Feat) 34 June 29, 1979 Heart attack
Jimmy McCulloch (Wings) 26 September 27, 1979 Heroin overdose
John Glascock (Jethro Tull) 28 November 17, 1979 Congenital heart defect
Bon Scott 33 February 19, 1980 Alcohol poisoning
Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos) 37 May 30, 1980 Kidney infection
Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) 32 July 23, 1980 Automobile accident
John Bonham (Zeppelin) 32 September 25, 1980 Asphyxiation on vomit
John Lennon 40 December 8, 1980 Shot to death
Tim Hardin 39 December 29, 1980 Morphine and heroin overdose
David Lynch (Platters) 51 January 2, 1981 Cancer
Bill Haley 55 February 9, 1981 Brain tumor or heart attack (disputed)
Mike Bloomfield 37 February 15, 1981 Heroin overdose
Bob Hite (Canned Heat) 36 April 5, 1981 Heart attack
Steve Currie (T-Rex) 33 April 28, 1981 Car Crash
Bob Marley 36 May 11, 1981 Acral lentiginous melanoma
Roy Brown 55 May 25, 1981 Heart attack
Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf) 32 July 1, 1981 Car crash
Harry Chapin 38 July 16, 1981 Car crash
Sandra Tilley (Martha & the Vandellas) 38 September 9, 1981 Complications from brain surgery
Randy Rhoads 25 March 19, 1982 Plane crash
Lester Bangs 33 April 30, 1982 Darvon and Valium overdose
Addie Harris (Shirelles) 42 June 10, 1982 Heart attack
James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders) 25 June 16, 1982 Heart failure caused by cocaine intolerance
Joe Tex 49 August 13, 1982 Heart attack
Marty Robbins 57 December 8, 1982 Surgical complications
Lamar Williams (Allman Brothers) 34 January 21, 1983 Lung cancer
Billy Fury 42 January 28, 1983 Heart attack
Karen Carpenter 32 February 4, 1983 Heart attack due to anorexia
Danny Rapp (Danny & the Juniors) 41 April 5, 1983 Suicide
Pete Farndon (Pretenders) 30 April 14, 1983 Drowning in his bathtub after a heroin overdose
Felix Pappalardi (Mountain) 43 April 17, 1983 Shot by his wife, Gail Collins Pappalardi
Muddy Waters 70 April 30, 1983 Heart attack
Buzz Shearman (Moxy) 33 June 16, 1983 Motorcycle accident
Chris Wood (Traffic) 39 July 12, 1983 Pneumonia
Tom Evans (Badfinger) 36 November 19, 1983 Suicide
Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) 39 December 28, 1983 Accidental drowning
Jackie Wilson 49 January 21, 1984 On stage heart attack decade-long coma eventual death
Marvin Gaye 44 April 1, 1984 Shot by his father, Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr.
Nate Nelson (Flamingos) 52 April 10, 1984 Heart attack
Big Mama Thornton 57 July 25, 1984 Heart attack
Lenny Breau 43 August 12, 1984 Murder by strangulation
Razzle (Hanoi Rocks) 24 December 9, 1984 Car crash
David Byron (Uriah Heep) 38 February 28, 1985 Alcohol-related complications
Ricky Wilson (B-52s) 32 October 12, 1985 Complications due to AIDS
Big Joe Turner 74 November 24, 1985 Heart attack
Ian Stewart (Rolling Stones) 47 December 12, 1985 Heart attack
Ricky Nelson 45 December 31, 1985 Plane crash
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) 36 January 4, 1986 Heart failure and pneumonia caused by alcohol and drug use
Richard Manuel (The Band) 42 March 4, 1986 Suicide by hanging
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. 48 March 31, 1986 Heart attack
Cliff Burton (Metallica) 24 September 27, 1986 Traffic accident
Carlton Barrett (The Wailers) 36 April 17, 1987 Murdered by gunshot
Paul Butterfield 44 May 4, 1987 Heart attack
Gary Driscoll (Rainbow) 41 June, 1987 Murdered in his home
"Snakefinger" Lithman (The Residents) 38 July 1, 1987 Heart attack on stage
Peter Tosh (The Wailers) 42 September 11, 1987 Murdered by gunshot
Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report) 35 September 21, 1987 Beaten to death by a bar bouncer
John Curulewski (Styx) 37 February 13, 1988 Brain aneurysm
Andy Gibb 30 March 10, 1988 Myocarditis worsened by cocaine addiction
Dave Prater (Sam & Dave) 50 April 9, 1988 Car accident
Howie Johnson (Ventures) 49 May 5, 1988 Heart Attack
Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 26 June 25, 1988 Speedball overdose
Nico (Velvet Underground) 49 July 18, 1988 Head trauma caused by bicycle accident
Robert Calvert (Hawkwind) 43 August 14, 1988 Heart attack
Roy Buchanan 48 August 14, 1988 Supposed suicide; found hanged in prison cell
Tim Davis (Steve Miller) 44 September 20, 1988 complications related to Diabetes
Roy Orbison 52 December 6, 1988 Heart attack
Paul Jeffreys 36 December 21, 1988 Bombing and subsequent plane crash
Paul Robi (Platters) 57 February 1, 1989 Cancer
Ron Wilson (Surfaris) 44 May 7, 1989 Brain Aneurysm
John Cipollina (Quicksilver) 45 May 29, 1989 Emphysema
Allen Collins (Skynard) 37 January 23, 1990 Pneumonia
Del Shannon 55 February 8, 1990 Suicide by gunshot
Johnnie Ray 63 February 24, 1990 Liver failure due to chronic alcoholism
Cornelius Gunter (Coasters) 53 February 26, 1990 Homicide
Ric Grech (Blind Faith) 43 March 17, 1990 Liver and kidney failure
Jim Hodder (Steely Dan) 42 June 5, 1990 Drowned
Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) 37 July 26, 1990 Speedball overdose
Stevie Ray Vaughan 35 August 27, 1990 Helicopter accident
Tom Fogerty (CCR) 48 September 6, 1990 Tuberculosis
Steve Clark (Def Leppard) 30 January 8, 1991 Accidental overdose
Dave Guard (Kingston Trio) 56 March 22, 1991 Lymphatic cancer
Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin (Mayhem) 22 April 8, 1991 Suicide
Steve Marriott (Humble Pie) 44 April 21, 1991 House fire
Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) 38 April 23, 1991 Drug-related causes; suspicious
Gene Clark (Byrds) 46 May 24, 1991 Bleeding ulcer
David Ruffin (Tempatations) 50 June 1, 1991 Cocaine overdose
Rob Tyner (MC5) 36 September 18, 1991 Heart attack
Ole Beich (GnR) 36 October 16, 1991 Drowned in Skt. Jørgens Lake
Bill Graham (Promoter) 60 October 25, 1991 Helicopter crash
Eric Carr (Kiss) 41 November 24, 1991 Heart cancer and subsequent brain hemorrhage
Freddie Mercury 45 November 24, 1991 Complications due to AIDS
Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls) 45 January 14, 1992 Stroke and subsequent coma
Willie Dixon 76 January 29, 1992 Heart failure
Brian "Too Loud" MacLeod (Chilliwack) 38 April 25, 1992 Bone cancer
Paul Hackman (Helix) 38 July 5, 1992 Car accident
Mary Wells 49 July 26, 1992 Pneumonia and throat cancer
Jeff Porcaro (Toto) 38 August 5, 1992 Heart attack due to allergic reaction or cocaine use (disputed)
Tony Williams (Platters) 64 August 14, 1992 Emphysema
Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) 52 October 5, 1992 Lung cancer
Albert King 69 December 21, 1992 Heart attack
Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic) 42 December 23, 1992 Internal bleeding and liver failure
Mick Ronson (Bowie) 47 April 30, 1993 Liver cancer
Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (Mayhem) 25 August 10, 1993 Stabbed to death by Varg Vikernes
Criss Oliva (Savatage) 30 October 17, 1993 Car accident
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) 47 November 28, 1993 Car crash
Frank Zappa 52 December 4, 1993 Prostate cancer
Doug Hopkins (Gin Blossoms) 32 December 5, 1993 Suicide
Michael Clarke (Byrds) 47 December 19, 1993 Liver failure
Harry Nilsson 52 January 15, 1994 Heart failure
Kurt Cobain 27 April 5, 1994 Suicide
Lee Brilleaux (Dr. Feelgood) 51 April 7, 1994 Lymphoma
Derek Leckenby (Herman's Hermits) 51 June 4, 1994 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Creadel "Red" Jones (Chi-Lites) 53 August 25, 1994 not known
Nicky Hopkins 50 September 6, 1994 Complications from intestinal surgery
Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5) 45 November 4, 1994 Heart failure
Sollie McElroy (Flamingos) 61 January 15, 1995 Cancer
Bob Stinson (The Replacements) 35 February 18, 1995 Natural Causes (after years of alcohol and drugs)
Melvin Franklin (Temptations) 52 February 23, 1995 Brain seizure
Selena 23 March 31, 1995 Murdered by gunshot by Yolanda Saldívar
Rory Gallagher 47 June 14, 1995 MRSA complications following a liver transplant
Wolfman Jack (DJ) 57 July 1, 1995 Heart attack
Jerry Garcia 53 August 9, 1995 Heart attack
Ronald White (Smokey Robinson) 56 August 26, 1995 Leukemia
Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground) 53 August 30, 1995 Cancer brought on from smoking
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) 28 October 21, 1995 Cocaine overdose
Billy Williamson (Bill Haley) 71 March 22, 1996 Cancer
Don Murray (The Turtles) 50 March 22, 1996 Complications following ulcer surgery
Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins) 34 July 12, 1996 Heroin overdose
John Panozzo (Styx) 47 July 16, 1996 Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
Chas Chandler (Animals) 57 July 17, 1996 Heart condition
Marge Ganser (Shangri-Las) 48 July 28, 1996 Breast cancer
Mel Taylor (Ventures) 62 August 11, 1996 Cancer
Tupac Shakur 25 September 13, 1996 Homicide
Tiny Tim 64 November 30, 1996 Heart attack
Patty Donahue 40 December 9, 1996 Lung Cancer
Biggie Smalls 24 March 9, 1997 Homicide
LaVern Baker 67 March 10, 1997 Coronary complications
Jeff Buckley 30 May 29, 1997 Accidental drowning
Ronnie Lane (Small Faces) 51 June 4, 1997 Pneumonia
Bobby Helms 63 June 19, 1997 Emphysema and asthma
Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) 59 June 20, 1997 Cancer
John Denver 53 October 12, 1997 Plane ran out of gas, causing it to crash
Michael Hutchence (INXS) 37 November 22, 1997 Suicide or accidental strangulation
Kurt Winter (Guess Who) 51 December 14, 1997 Kidney failure due to a past of drug abuse
Jake Carey (Flamingos) 71 December 31, 1997 not known
Sonny Bono 62 January 5, 1998 Skiing accident
Ken Forssi (Surfaris) 54 January 10, 1998 Brain Tumor
Carl Perkins 65 January 19, 1998 Throat cancer
Johnny Funches (The Dells) 62 January 23, 1998 Emphysema
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) 51 February 6, 1998 Lung cancer
Cozy Powell (Whitesnake/Sabbath) 50 April 5, 1998 Car crash due to drunk driving
Johnny Moore (Drifters) 64 December 30, 1998 Respiratory Failure
Sonny Forriest (Coasters) 64 January 10, 1999 not known
Dusty Springfield 59 March 2, 1999 Cancer
Roger Troutman (Zapp) 47 April 25, 1999 Murdered by his brother Larry
Larry Troutman (Zapp) 54 April 25, 1999 Committed suicide after he murdered his brother Roger
Mark Sandman (Morphine) 46 July 3, 1999 Onstage heart attack
Guido Toffoletti (Blues Society) 46 August 22, 1999 Car accident
Rick Danko (The Band) 56 December 10, 1999 Heart failure
Zeke Carey (Flamingos) 66 December 24, 1999 Heart attack
Curtis Mayfield 57 December 26, 1999 Complications due to diabetes
Will "Dub" Jones (Coasters) 71 January 16, 2000 Diabetes
Doris Kenner-Jackson (Shirelles) 58 February 4, 2000 Breast cancer
"Lonesome" Dave Peverett (Foghat) 58 February 7, 2000 Kidney cancer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins 72 February 12, 2000 Complications following surgery concerning aneurysm
Heinz Burt (The Tornados) 57 April 7, 2000 Motor neurone disease
Ralph Jones (Bill Haley) 79 June 1, 2000 not known
Alan Caddy (The Tornados) 60 August 16, 2000 Complications due to Alcoholism
Allen Woody (Allman Brothers/ Govt Mule) 44 August 26, 2000 Heroin overdose
David Brown (Santana) 53 September 4, 2000 Liver and kidney failure
Benjamin Orr (Cars) 53 October 3, 2000 Pancreatic cancer
Rob Buck (10,000 Maniacs) 42 December 19, 2000 Liver disease
Pops Staples (Staple Singers) 85 December 19, 2000 Injuries from a fall
Nick Massi (Four Seasons) 65 December 24, 2000 Cancer
John Phillips (Mamas & Papas) 65 March 18, 2001 Heart failure
Joey Ramone 49 April 15, 2001 Lymphoma
John Lee Hooker 83 June 21, 2001 Natural causes
Leon Wilkeson (Skynard) 49 July 27, 2001 Natural causes
Ron Townson (5th Dimension) 68 August 2, 2001 Renal failure
George Harrison 58 November 29, 2001 Lung cancer
Peter Bardens (Camel) 67 January 22, 2002 Lung cancer
Waylon Jennings 64 February 13, 2002 Diabetic complications
Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night) 56 March 25, 2002 Heart attack
Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) 34 April 5, 2002 Speedball overdose
Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) 50 June 5, 2002 Heroin overdose
Robbin Crosby (Ratt) 42 June 6, 2002 Heroin overdose
John Entwistle 57 June 27, 2002 Cocaine-induced heart attack
Michael Houser (Widespread Panic) 57 August 2, 2002 Pancreatic cancer
Lonnie Donegan 71 November 2, 2002 Heart attack
Billy Guy (Coasters) 66 November 5, 2002 Natural causes
Zal Yanovsky (Lovin Spoonful) 57 December 13, 2002 Congestive heart failure
Joe Strummer (The Clash) 50 December 22, 2002 Congenital heart defect
Mickey Finn (T-Rex) 55 January 11, 2003 Alcohol-related liver problems
Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) 53 January 12, 2003 Complications of a volvulus
Howie Epstein (Tom Petty) 47 February 23, 2003 Complications due to drug use
Adam Faith 62 March 8, 2003 Heart attack
Noel Redding (Hendrix) 57 May 11, 2003 Natural causes
Jeremy Michael Ward (Mars Volta) 27 May 25, 2003 Heroin overdose
Mickie Most (Producer) 64 May 30, 2003 Mesothelioma
Barry White 58 July 4, 2003 Renal failure
Erik Brann (Iron Butterfly) 52 July 31, 2003 Heart attack due to a birth defect
Wesley Willis 40 August 21, 2003 Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Warren Zevon 56 September 7, 2003 Mesothelioma
Johnny Cash 71 September 12, 2003 Complications from diabetes
Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas) 40 September 26, 2003 Breathing problems
Robert Palmer 54 September 27, 2003 Heart attack
Elliott Smith 34 October 21, 2003 Knife wounds caused by suicide or homicide
Bobby Hatfield (Rightous Brothers) 63 November 4, 2003 Cocaine-induced heart attack
Greg Ridley (Spooky Tooth/ Humble Pie) 56 November 19, 2003 Pneumonia
Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton) 53 February 23, 2004 Heart attack
Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) 62 March 26, 2004 Complications from a seizure
Niki Sullivan (Buddy Holly) 66 April 6, 2004 Heart attack
Clint Warwick (Moody Blues) 63 May 15, 2004 Liver disease
Ray Charles 73 June 10, 2004 Liver cancer
Arthur Kane (New York Dolls) 55 July 13, 2004 Leukemia
Rick James 56 August 6, 2004 Pulmonary failure and cardiac failure
Johnny Ramone (Ramones) 55 September 15, 2004 Prostate cancer
Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield) 58 October 1, 2004 Heart attack
John Peel (DJ) 65 October 25, 2004 Heart attack
Dimebag Darrell 38 December 8, 2004 Murdered by gunshot on stage
Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) 66 January 11, 2005 Colon cancer
Jimmy Griffin (Bread) 61 January 11, 2005 Complications due to cancer
Jim Capaldi (Traffic) 60 January 28, 2005 Stomach cancer
Eric Griffiths (The Quarrymen) 64 January 29, 2005 Pancreatic cancer
Keith Knudsen (Doobie Brothers) 56 February 8, 2005 Chronic pneumonia
Edward Patten (Gladys Knight) 65 February 25, 2005 Stroke caused by Diabetes
Rod Price (Foghat) 65 March 22, 2005 Heart Attack
Paul Hester (Crowded House) 46 March 26, 2005 Suicide
Jim Pash (Surfaris) 56 April 29, 2005 Congestive heart failure
Pierre Moerlen (Gong) 52 May 3, 2005 Natural causes
David Wayne (Metal Church) 47 May 10, 2005 Car crash
Domenic Troiano (Guess Who/James Gang) 59 May 25, 2005 Prostate cancer
Luther Vandross 54 July 1, 2005 Heart attack
Renaldo "Obie" Benson (Four Tops) 68 July 1, 2005 Lung cancer
Long John Baldry 64 July 21, 2005 Severe chest infection
Eugene Record (Chi-Lites) 64 July 22, 2005 Cancer
Carlo Little (Rolling Stones) 65 August 6, 2005 Lung cancer
Robert Moog 71 August 21, 2005 Brain tumor
Willie Hutch 60 September 19, 2005 Natural causes
Mike Gibbins (Badfinger) 56 October 4, 2005 Died in his sleep
Milt Holland 88 November 4, 2005 Cause of death unknown
Link Wray 76 November 5, 2005 Heart failure
Mike Botts (Bread) 61 December 9, 2005 Colon cancer
Bryan Harvey (House of Freaks) 49 January 1, 2006 Murdered along with his family during a robbery of their home
Alex St. Clair Snouffer (Captain Beefheart) 64 January 5, 2006 Heart Attack
Wilson Pickett 64 January 19, 2006 Heart attack
Gene Pitney 66 April 5, 2006 Natural causes
Freddie Garrity (Freddie & the Dreamers) 69 May 19, 2006 Emphysema
Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead) 55 June 2, 2006 Suicide
Johnny Grande (Bill Haley) 76 June 3, 2006 Natural causes
Billy Preston 59 June 6, 2006 Kidney failure
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) 60 July 7, 2006 Pancreatic cancer
Bruce Gary (The Knack) 55 August 22, 2006 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Pip Pyle (Gong) 56 August 28, 2006 Natural causes
Boz Burrell (Bad Company/King Crimson) 60 September 21, 2006 Heart attack
Sandy West (Runaways) 47 October 21, 2006 Lung cancer
Ruth Brown 78 November 17, 2006 Complications following a heart attack and stroke
Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records Founder) 83 December 14, 2006 Injuries from an accidental fall
Denis Payton (Dave Clark Five) 63 December 17, 2006 Cancer
James Brown 73 December 25, 2006 Pneumonia
Denny Doherty (Mamas & Papas) 66 January 19, 2007 Kidney failure
Ian Wallace 60 February 22, 2007 Esophageal cancer
Brad Delp (Boston) 55 March 9, 2007 Suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning
Mark St. John (Kiss) 51 April 5, 2007 Cerebral hemorrhage
Zola Taylor (Platters) 69 April 30, 2007 Pneumonia
Bill Pinkney (Drifters) 81 July 4, 2007 Heart attack
Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) 75 September 11, 2007 Skin Cancer
Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) 52 November 25, 2007 Accidental cocaine overdose
Ike Turner 76 December 12, 2007 Cocaine overdose
Dan Fogelberg 56 December 16, 2007 Prostate Cancer
John Stewart (Kingston Trio) 68 January 19, 2008 Brain aneurysm
Buddy Miles 60 February 26, 2008 Congestive heart failure
Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five) 64 February 28, 2008 Pneumonia
Jeff Healey 41 March 2, 2008 Retinoblastoma
Danny Federici (E-Street Band) 58 April 17, 2008 Melanoma
Eddy Arnold 89 May 8, 2008 Natural causes
Bo Diddley 79 June 2, 2008 Heart failure
Jo Stafford 90 July 16, 2008 Congestive heart failure
Isaac Hayes 65 August 10, 2008 Complications due to stroke
Jerry Wexler (Producer) 91 August 15, 2008 Congestive heart failure
Jerry Finn (Producer) 39 August 21, 2008 Cerebral haemorrhage
Richard "Rick" Wright (Pink Floyd) 65 September 15, 2008 Cancer
Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio) 75 October 1, 2008 Acute respiratory disease
Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson) 39 October 9, 2008 Heroin overdose
Levi Stubbs (Four Tops) 72 October 17, 2008 Natural causes
Mitch Mitchell (Hendrix) 61 November 12, 2008 Natural causes
Ron Asheton (The Stooges) 60 January 6, 2009 Heart attack
Billy Powell (Skynard) 56 January 28, 2009 Heart attack
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) 68 January 31, 2009 Natural causes
Estelle Bennett (Ronettes) 67 February 11, 2009 Colon cancer
Kelly Groucutt (ELO) 63 February 19, 2009 Heart attack
Bob Bogle (Ventures) 75 June 14, 2009 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Sky Saxon (The Seeds) 71 June 25, 2009 not known
Michael Jackson 50 June 25, 2009 Cardiac arrest
Gordon Waller (Peter & Gordon) 64 July 17, 2009 Cardiac arrest
Les Paul 94 August 13, 2009 Pneumonia
Larry Knechtel (Bread) 69 August 20, 2009 Cardiac arrest
Johnny Carter (Flamingos) 75 August 21, 2009 Natural causes
Mary Travers (Peter Paul & Mary) 72 September 16, 2009 Complications arising from chemotherapy
Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) 61 October 12, 2009 Liver cancer
Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller) 58 October 30, 2009 Lung cancer
Al Alberts (The Four Aces) 87 November 27, 2009 Natural Causes
Eric Woolfson (Alan Parsons Project) 64 December 2, 2009 Cancer
James Gurley (Big Brother/Janis Joplin) 69 December 20, 2009 Heart Attack
Tony Bellamy (Redbone) 63 December 25, 2009 Liver Failure
James Owen Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold) 28 December 28, 2009 Effects of mixed drugs
Brian Damage (The Misfits) 46 January 12, 2010 Liver cancer
Jay Reatard 29 January 13, 2010 Cocaine and alcohol toxicity
Teddy Pendergrass 59 January 13, 2010 Illness related to his paralysis condition
Bobby Charles 71 January 14, 2010 Natural causes
Kate McGarrigle 63 January 18, 2010 Cancer
Robert "Squirrel" Lester (Chi-Lites) 67 January 22, 2010 Liver cancer
Richard Delvy (Bel-Airs) 67 February 6, 2010 Complications from an illness
Dale Hawkins 73 February 13, 2010 Colon cancer
Doug Fieger (The Knack) 57 February 14, 2010 Cancer
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (Hall & Oates/SNL) 58 February 28, 2010 Heart Attack
Alex Chilton (Box Tops) 59 March 17, 2010 Suspected heart attack
Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge) 70 March 24, 2010 Cancer
Jim Marshall (Rock Photographer) 74 March 24, 2010 Died in sleep
Peter Steele (Type O Negative) 48 April 14, 2010 Heart failure
Ronnie James Dio 67 May 16, 2010 Stomach cancer
Paul Gray (Slipknot) 38 May 24, 2010 Accidental morphine and fentanyl overdose
Marvin Isley 56 June 6, 2010 Complications due to diabetes
Peter Quaife (Kinks) 66 June 23, 2010 Kidney failure
Kenny Edwards (Stone Poneys) 64 August 18, 2010 Prostate cancer
Mike Edwards (ELO) 62 September 3, 2010 Car accident
Solomon Burke 70 October 10, 2010 Heart attack
Denis Simpson (The Nylons) 59 October 22, 2010 Brain hemorrhage
Gregory Isaacs 59 October 25, 2010 Lung cancer
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) 69 December 17, 2010 Complications From Multiple Sclerosis
Teena Marie 54 December 26, 2010 Natural causes
Gerry Rafferty 63 January 4, 2011 Liver failure
Phil Kennemore (Y & T) 57 January 7, 2011 Lung cancer
Don Kirshner 76 January 17, 2011 Heart failure
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) 58 February 6, 2011 Heart attack
Mark Tulin (Electric Prunes) 62 February 26, 2011 not known
Mike Starr (Alice in Chains) 44 March 8, 2011 Prescription Drug Overdose
Jet Harris (The Shadows) 71 March 18, 2011 not known
Calvin Russell 62 April 3, 2011 Liver cancer
Scott Columbus (Manowar) 54 April 4, 2011 not known
Carl Gardner (Coasters) 83 June 12, 2011 Congestive Heart Failure and Vascular Dementia
Clarence Clemons (E-Street Band) 69 June 18, 2011 Complications caused by stroke
Michael "Würzel" Burston (Motorhead) 61 July 9, 2011 Ventricular tachycardia
Rob Grill (Grass Roots) 67 July 11, 2011 Complications caused by stroke and subsequent head injury
Taiji Sawada (X / Loudness) 45 July 17, 2011 Suicide by hanging
Amy Winehouse 27 July 23, 2011 Death by misadventure
Dan Peek (America) 60 July 24, 2011 Heart disease
Andrew "Mac" McDermott (Threshold) 45 August 4, 2011 Kidney failure
Jani Lane (Warrant) 47 August 11, 2011 Acute alcohol poisoning
Jerry Leiber 78 August 22, 2011 Cardiopulmonary failure
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith 75 September 16, 2011 Stroke
John Du Cann (Atomic Rooster) 65 September 21, 2011 not known
Johnny "Country" Mathis 77 September 27, 2011 Stroke
Marv Tarplin (The Miracles) 70 September 30, 2011 not known
Mikey Welsh (Weezer) 40 October 8, 2011 Cardiac Arrest
Dobie Gray 71 December 6, 2011 Cancer
Sean Bonniwell (Music Machine) 71 December 20, 2011 lung cancer
Jim Sherwood (Mothers of Invention) 69 December 25, 2011 not known
Freddie Milano (Belmonts) 72 January 1, 2012 Respiratory Failure
Larry Reinhardt (Iron Butterfly) 63 January 2, 2012 Complications from sclerosis of the liver
Bob Weston (Fleetwood Mac) 64 January 3, 2012 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Jimmy Castor (The Teenagers) 71 January 16, 2012 Heart failure
Etta James 73 January 20, 2012 Leukemia
Don Cornelius (Soul Train) 75 February 1, 2012 Suicide
Whitney Houston 48 February 11, 2012 Drowned in bathtub
Michael Davis (MC5) 68 February 17, 2012 Liver Failure
Davy Jones (Monkees) 66 February 29, 2012 Heart attack
Ronnie Montrose 64 March 3, 2012 Prostate cancer
Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers) 65 March 12, 2012 Cancer
Earl Scruggs 88 March 28, 2012 Natural causes
Jim Marshall (Marshall Amps) 88 April 5, 2012 Natural Causes
Dick Clark 82 April 18, 2012 Heart attack
Levon Helm (The Band) 71 April 19, 2012 Cancer
Greg Ham (Men at Work) 58 April 19, 2012 not known
Tommy Marth (The Killers) 33 April 23, 2012 Suicide
Adam "MCA" Yauch (Beastie Boys) 47 May 4, 2012 Parotid gland cancer
Rob Doherty (Into Eternity) 41 May 5, 2012 not known
Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T/Blues Brothers) 70 May 13, 2012 Died in his sleep after a show
Donna Summer 68 May 17, 2012 Cancer
Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) 62 May 20, 2012 Cancer
Andy Griffith 86 July 3rd, 2012 Heart Attack
Jon Lord (Deep Purple) 71 July 16, 2012 Pulmonary Embolism
Kitty Wells 92 July 16, 2012 Stroke
Marvin Hamlish 68 August 6, 2012 not known
Mark Abrahamian (Starship) 46 September 1, 2012 Heart Attack
Joe South 72 September 5, 2012 Heart Failure
Andy Williams 84 September 25, 2012 Bladder Cancer
Martin Fay (The Chieftains) 76 November 14, 2012 not known
Michael Dunford (Rennaissance) 68 November 20, 2012 Cerebral Hemorrhage
Dave Brubeck 91 December 5, 2012 Heart Failure
Sarah Kirsch (Fuel) 42 December 5, 2012 not known
Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond) 70 December 21, 2012 Heart Failure
Ray Collins (Mothers of Invention) 76 December 24, 2012 Cardiac Arrest
Patti Page 85 January 1, 2013 Natural Causes
Nic Potter (Van der Graaf Generator) 61 January 16, 2013 Heart Failure
Kenneth Hodges (Spanky & Our Gang) 76 January 29, 2013 Pneumonia
Patty Andrews (The Andrews Sisters) 94 January 30, 2013 Natural Causes
Reg Presley (The Troggs) 71 February 4, 2013 Lung Cancer
Peter Banks (Yes) 65 March 7, 2013 Heart Attack
Clive Burr (Iron Maiden) 56 March 12, 2013 Multiple Sclerosis
Chi Cheng (The Deftones) 42 April 13, 2013 not known
Cordell Mosson (Parliment/Funkadelic) 60 April 18, 2013 not known
Chrissy Amphlett (Divinyls) 53 April 21, 2013 Breast Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis
Richie Havens 72 April 22, 2013 Heart Attack
George Jones 81 April 26, 2013 Hypoxic Respiratory Failure
Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) 49 May 2, 2013 Liver Failure
Joey Covington (Jefferson Airplane) 67 June 3, 2013 Car Crash
Slim Whitman 90 June 19, 2013 Heart Failure
Bobby Bland 83 June 23, 2013 Natural Causes
Alan Myers (Devo) 58 June 24, 2013 Heart Failure
George Duke 67 August 5, 2013 Leukemia
Bill Putt (Ariel) 56 August 6, 2013 Heart Attack
Paul Walter (The Lettermen) 56 August 8, 2013 Brain Cancer
Eydie Gorme 84 August 10, 2013 Natural Causes
Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) 67 August 14, 2013 Pulmonary Failure
Ray Dolby (DolbyNR, SurroundSound) 80 September 12th, 2013 Leukemia
Philip Chevron (The Pogues) 56 October 8th, 2013 Cancer
Jan Kuehnemund (Vixen) 51 October 10th, 2013 Cancer
Gypie Mayo (Yardbirds, Dr. Feelgood) 62 October 23rd, 2013 not known
Lou Reed 71 October 27th, 2013 Liver Failure
Ray Price 87 December 16th, 2013 Pancreatic Cancer
Jay Traynor (Jay & the Americans) 70 January 2nd, 2014 Liver Cancer
Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers) 74 January 3rd, 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dennis Frederiksen (Angel, LeRoux, Toto) 62 January 18th, 2014 Liver Cancer
Pete Seeger 94 January 27th, 2014 Natural Causes
Sean Potts (The Cheiftans) 83 February 11th, 2014 Natural Causes
Bob Casale (Devo) 61 February 17th, 2014 Heart Failure
Buren Fowler (Drivin N Cryin) 54 March 8th, 2014 not known
Scott Asheton (The Stooges) 64 March 15th, 2014 Heart Attack
Shane Gibson (Korn) 35 April 15th, 2014 Blood Clot Disorder
Kevin Sharp 43 April 19th, 2014 Digestive Disorder
Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner) 62 May 11th, 2014 Cancer
Jerry Vale 83 May 18th, 2014 Natural Causes
Johnny Mann 85 June 18th, 2014 Natural Causes
John Spinks (The Outfield) 60 July 9th, 2014 Liver Cancer
Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) 71 July 30th, 2014 Lung Infection
Tim Williams (Suicidal Tendencies) 30 August 26th, 2014 not known
Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull) 67 August 28th, 2014 Heart Failure
Jimi Jamison (Survivor) 63 September 1st, 2014 Hemorrhagic Brain Stroke
Joe Sample 75 September 12th, 2014 not known
John Gustafson (Roxy Music) 72 September 12th, 2014 not known
George Hamilton IV 77 September 17th, 2014 Heart Attack
Paul Revere 76 October 4th, 2014 Cancer
Jack Bruce (Cream) 71 October 25th, 2014 Liver Desease
Wayne Static (Static-X) 48 November 1st, 2014 not known
Jimmy Ruffin 78 November 17th, 2014 not known
Joe Cocker 70 December 22nd, 2014 Lung Cancer
Little Jimmy Dickens 94 January 2nd, 2015 Cardiac Arrest
Curtis Lee 75 January 8th, 2015 Cancer
Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) 70 January 20th, 2015 Pulmonary Embolism
Rod McKuen 81 January 28th, 2015 Respiratory Arrest
Sam Andrew (Big Brother) 73 February 12th, 2015 Heart Surgery Complications
Lesley Gore 68 February 16th, 2015 Lung Cancer
Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) 67 March 11th, 2015 Melanoma
Mike Porcaro (Toto) 59 March 15th, 2015 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet) 57 March 16th, 2015 not known
A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister) 55 March 20th, 2015 Heart Attack
Bob Burns (Lynard Skynard) 64 April 3rd, 2015 Traffic Accident
Percy Sledge 74 April 14th, 2015 Liver Cancer
B.B. King 89 May 14th, 2015 Complications from Diabetes
Jim Ed Brown 81 June 11th, 2015 Cancer
James Horner 61 June 22th, 2015 Plane Crash
Chris Squire (Yes) 67 June 27th, 2015 Leukemia



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