Posts filtered by tags: Obit[x]


Jordan Groggs Of Injury Reserve Dead At 32

Jordan Groggs, a member of the Phoenix rap group Injury Reserve, has died. The group confirmed his death on their social media accounts today, posting his photo with the caption, "REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend." They also shared a GoFundMe for Groggs' family, which elaborates, … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Injury Reserve, Stepa T. Groggs, Jordan Groggs Of Injury Reserve Dead, Jordan Groggs, Phoenix rap group Injury Reserve, Jordan Alexander Groggs, Groggs

Johnny Mandel Dead At 94

Johnny Mandel has died, as The New York Times reports. The composer and arranger was 94. Mandel was best known for his film scores and songs. He wrote "Suicide Is Painless," the theme for the 1970 film M*A*S*H and its subsequent long-running TV series. 1965's "The Shadow Of Your Smile," a song he … More »
Tags: Music, New York Times, Obit, Mandel, Johnny Mandel

“Into The Night” Singer Benny Mardones Dead At 73

Benny Mardones, best-known for the 1980 hit "Into The Night," has died. Billboard reports that Mardones died today at home in Menifee, California after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Mardones was 73. More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Parkinson, Menifee California, Benny Mardones, Mardones

Huey Dead At 31

The St. Louis rapper Huey, who was famous for the 2006 hit "Pop, Lock & Drop It," has been murdered. According to the local St. Louis Fox affiliate, Huey was shot and killed last night in the St. Louis suburb of Kinloch. Huey was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead on … More »
Tags: Music, St Louis, Obit, Huey, Huey Dead, St Louis Fox, Kinloch Huey

The Pointer Sisters’ Bonnie Pointer Dead At 69

Bonnie Pointer, one of the founding members of the Pointer Sisters, has passed away. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning," her sister Anita told TMZ. "Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Anita, Bonnie, Bonnie Pointer, The Pointer Sisters

Jimmy Cobb, Who Drummed On Kind Of Blue, Dead At 91

The legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb has died at 91. As NPR reports, the cause of death was lung cancer. Cobb was part of Miles Davis' First Great Sextet. He was the last surviving member of the band that played on Davis' landmark Kind Of Blue. More »
Tags: Music, Davis, Miles Davis, Npr, Obit, Cobb, Jimmy Cobb

Pretty Things’ Phil May Dead At 75

Phil May, lead singer for the influential British Invasion-era rock band Pretty Things, has died at age 75. According to a statement from the band's management, May died Friday morning at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He'd been hospitalized since suffering a bike accident last week. Injuries from the crash necessitated emergency hip … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Elizabeth, Pretty Things, Kings Lynn Norfolk, Phil May, Phil May Dead

R&B Legend Betty Wright Dead At 66

The legendary R&B and soul singer Betty Wright has died at 66, as TMZ reports. A cause of death has not been revealed. More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Betty Wright

Little Richard Dead At 87

Little Richard, one of the founding fathers of rock and roll and one of the most iconically flamboyant performers and entertainers of all time, has passed away. His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the news to Rolling Stone today. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 87. More »
Tags: Music, Rolling Stone, Richard, Obit, Little Richard, Danny Penniman

R.I.P. Wussy And Ass Ponys Guitarist John Erhardt

John Erhardt, the Ohio musician who played guitar with both Ass Ponys and Wussy, died earlier this week. His longtime bandmate Chuck Cleaver shared the news in a Facebook post on the band's official page. No cause of death has been revealed. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Ohio, Obit, Wussy, Chuck Cleaver, Ass Ponys, John Erhardt

Was (Not Was) Singer Sweet Pea Atkinson Dead At 74

Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, the singer most famous for being a member of Was (Not Was), has died. Billboard reports that Atkinson on Tuesday in Los Angeles, after suffering from a heart attack. Atkinson was 74. More »
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Atkinson, Obit, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Hillard Sweet Pea Atkinson, Was (Not Was

Bad Company Singer Brian Howe Dead At 66

The British rock singer Brian Howe, most famous for his stint as the frontman of Bad Company in the '80s and '90s, has died. TMZ reports that Howe died of cardiac arrest while at home in Florida yesterday. Howe was 66. More »
Tags: Music, Florida, Obit, Ted Nugent, Howe, Brian Howe, Bad Company

Millie Small Dead At 73

The Jamaican singer Millie Small, whose 1964 single "My Boy Lollipop" was hugely important in popularizing ska, has died. Island Records founder Chris Blackwell tells Jamaica Observer that Small died yesterday in England after suffering from a stroke. Small was 73. More »
Tags: Music, England, Lollipop, Obit, Chris Blackwell, Jamaica Observer, Island Records, Millie Small

Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider Dead At 73

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider has died at 73, as Billboard confirms. More »
Tags: Music, Kraftwerk, Obit, Florian Schneider

The Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield Dead From Coronavirus

Dave Greenfield, the keyboardist for English band the Stranglers, has died at 71 from coronavirus. Greenfield contracted the disease while in the hospital for heart problems and passed away on Sunday night, per a statement on the band's official website. More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Greenfield, The Stranglers, Dave Greenfield

Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Dead At 79

Tony Allen, the legendary Afrobeat drummer, has died at 79. His manager Eric Trosset confirmed the news to France 24 saying that: "We don't know the exact cause of death. He was in great shape, it was quite sudden. I spoke to him at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT), then two hours later he … More »
Tags: Music, France, Obit, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Eric Trosset, Africa 70

Fred The Godson Dead At 35 From Coronavirus

The New York rapper Fred The Godson has died of complications from COVID-19. Peers like French Montana and DJ Self shared rest-in-peace Instagrams this afternoon, and Fred's publicists confirm that he has died. Fred was 35. More »
Tags: Music, New York, Montana, Obit, Fred, Fred The Godson

The Soft Boys’ Matthew Seligman Dead From COVID-19 Complications

Matthew Seligman, the bassist who played with the Soft Boys, the Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, and more, has died of complications from COVID-19. Dolby announced yesterday that Seligman had suffered a catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke after being on a ventilator in an induced coma for two weeks, and the Soft Boys' Robyn Hitchcock later … More »
Tags: Music, Dolby, Obit, Robyn Hitchcock, Seligman, The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby, COVID, Matthew Seligman, Thompson Twins Thomas Dolby

Philadelphia Rapper Chynna Dead At 25

Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia rapper Chynna Rogers passed away today. Her manager confirmed the news over email. "Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed," her family added in a statement. The cause of death is currently unknown. She was only 25. More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Obit, Chynna, Chynna Rogers, Chynna Dead

John Prine Dead At 73 From Coronavirus

John Prine has died at 73 following complications with the COVID-19 coronavirus. He was hospitalized last week and was on a ventilator with pneumonia in both lungs. His wife Fiona had been diagnosed with coronavirus in March and recovered. Now, Prine's family has confirmed to Rolling Stone that he … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, John Prine, Fiona, Prine, John Prine Dead

Producer Hal Willner Dead From Coronavirus

Hal Willner has died from complications with coronavirus, as Variety reports. He was 64. He has been Saturday Night Live's sketch music producer since 1980 and was also well-known for the star-studded tribute compilations and events that he put together over the years. His first such compilation came in 1981, Amarcord Nino Rota, … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Hal Willner

Bill Withers Dead At 81

Bill Withers, one of the greatest soul musicians who has ever lived, has died. Withers' family tells the Associated Press that he died of heart complications; no further details have been reported. Withers was 81. More »
Tags: Music, Associated Press, Obit, Bill Withers, Withers

New Wave Singer Cristina Dead From Coronavirus

Cristina Monet Zilkha, the new wave singer who recorded simply as Cristina, has died, reportedly of COVID-19 complications. ZE Records co-founder Michael Esteban confirmed Cristina's death on Facebook last night. Cristina was 61. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Obit, Cristina, Cristina Dead, Cristina Monet Zilkha, Michael Esteban

Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead From Coronavirus

Ellis Marsalis Jr., New Orleans jazz great and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died. In a statement, Marsalis' son Brandon said he died yesterday from complications of COVID-19. New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell reported Marsalis' death on Twitter last night. Marsalis was 85. More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Obit, Marsalis, Brandon, Ellis Marsalis Jr, LaToya Cantrell, Ellis Marsalais Jr, Ellis Marsalis Jr Dead

Fountains Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dead From Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger, the longtime Fountains Of Wayne frontman who also composed countless ridiculously catchy songs for movies and TV, has died of complications from coronavirus. Variety reports that he passed away Wednesday morning after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and put on a ventilator last week. He was only 52. More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Wayne, Adam Schlesinger, Fountains Of Wayne

Arrows Frontman Alan Merrill, Who Wrote “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Dead From Coronavirus

Alan Merrill, who fronted the '70s rock band Arrows and co-wrote "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," has died at the age of 69 due to complications with the coronavirus. Merrill was born in New York but his music career spanned the globe. He started out in Japan, where he was in a band called the … More »
Tags: Music, Japan, New York, Obit, Arrows, Merrill, Joan Jett, Alan Merrill

Krzysztof Penderecki Dead At 86

Krzysztof Penderecki has died at 86. The influential Polish composer reportedly passed away at home "after a long and serious illness." … More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Krzysztof Penderecki

Manu Dibango Dead Of Coronavirus At 86

The current coronavirus pandemic has claimed its first musical legend. As The Guardian reports, the Cameroonian jazz-funk great Manu Dibango has died in a Paris hospital after contracting Covid-19. A note on Dibango's Facebook page announced his passing this morning. Dibango was 86. More »
Tags: Music, Paris, Obit, Manu Dibango, Dibango, COVID

Bill Rieflin, Drummer For Ministry, R.E.M., & King Crimson, Dead At 59

Bill Rieflin, a Seattle-based drummer with an impressive list of associations, has died of cancer. Rieflin's King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp shared the news in a Facebook post today. Rieflin was 59. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Seattle, Swans, Obit, The Minus 5, Ministry, Robyn Hitchcock, King Crimson, Chris Connelly, Robert Fripp, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, Filthy Friends, R.E.M, Bill Rieflin

Tres Warren Of Psychic Ills Dead At 41

Tres Warren, frontman of the New York psych-rock duo Psychic Ills, has passed away. The band shared a statement today on their Facebook page. No cause of death was given. Warren was 41 years old. More »
Tags: Music, New York, Warren, Obit, Psychic Ills, Tres Warren, Tres Warren Of Psychic Ills Dead

May - 2020
June - 2020
July - 2020