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In continuing with this impossibly horrific year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality and women’s rights, has died due to complications from cancer, NPR reports. She was 87 years old. Read more...
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Original Bad Brains Singer Sid McCray Has Died

Sidney McCray, the original singer for the massively important hardcore punk band Bad Brains, has died. As Blabbermouth reports, Bad Brains revealed McCray's death in a Facebook post on Saturday. McCray died on September 9. McCray's age and cause of death have not yet been reported. More »
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R.I.P. Iron Age’s Wade Allison

Wade Allison, guitarist of the Texas thrash band Iron Age, has died, Metal Injection reports. 20 Buck Spin, the label that reissued Iron Age's The Sleeping Eye last year, confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, "RIP Wade. So very grateful to you for giving me an opportunity to be a small … More »
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Toots And The Maytals’ Toots Hibbert Dead At 77

Toots Hibbert, leader of the pioneering reggae group Toots And The Maytals, has died. His band confirmed the news on social media, writing: … More »
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Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones and The Avengers actress, dead at 82

Actress Dame Diana Rigg, best known for her roles in the TV spy series The Avengers and the megahit Game of Thrones, died on Thursday at the age of 82.
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Kool & The Gang’s Ronald Bell Dead At 68

Singer and musician Ronald Bell, who founded the iconic funk and R&B group Kool & The Gang with his brother Robert, died on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. A publicicist confirmed the news, saying that he died suddenly at his Virgin Islands home with his wife Tia Sinclair Bell. No cause … More »
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Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe Dead At 82

Simeon Coxe, mastermind of the pioneering electronic rock group Silver Apples, has died. reports that Coxe died yesterday in Fairhope, Alabama. According to The Guardian, Coxe had pulmonary fibrosis, a degenerative lung condition. Coxe was 82. More »
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Power Trip’s Riley Gale Dead At 35

Riley Gale, lead singer for the incredible Texas crossover thrash band Power Trip, has died. The band shared a statement on their social media accounts today announcing Gale's death. This is a developing story... … More »
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Power Trip’s Riley Gale Dead At 34

Riley Gale, lead singer for the incredible Dallas crossover thrash band Power Trip, has died. The band shared a statement on their social media accounts today announcing Gale's death. Gale was 34 years old. His cause of death has not been announced. More »
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Justin Townes Earle Dead At 38

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died. A post on his official Instagram page reads, "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will … More »
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Walter Lure Of Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers Has Died

Walter Lure, guitarist for the pioneering New York punk band Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, has died. The Los Angeles club Starwood posted about his death: "Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 - August 22, 2020) our dear friend has passed away. Walter was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer in July 2020, which … More »
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Former RHCP Guitarist Jack Sherman Dead At 64

Jack Sherman, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist who played on their self-titled 1984 debut and co-wrote much of their second album, has died. His former bandmates confirmed the news in a statement, writing, "We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has … More »
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Trini Lopez Dead At 83

Trini Lopez, the hitmaking folk-pop musician, has died. The New York Times reports that Lopez died yesterday at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California from complications of COVID-19. Lopez was 83. More »
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Unwound’s Vern Rumsey Dead At 47

Vern Rumsey, longtime bassist for the great Olympia, Washington post-hardcore trio Unwound, has died. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Rumsey's Household Gods bandmate Conan Neutron posted about Rumsey's death on Facebook. No cause of death has been reported. Rumsey was 47. More »
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Malik B. Of The Roots Dead At 47

The Philadelphia rapper Malik Abdul Basit, who recorded as Malik B., has died. Basit was one of the founding members of the Roots, the long-running and beloved hip-hop band, who confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. No cause of death has been reported yet. Basit was 47. More »
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Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green Dead At 73

Peter Green, the English guitarist who founded and led the original blues-oriented incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, has died. According to a statement from his family, the Associated Press reports, Green passed away "peacefully in his sleep." He was 73. More »
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The Cardiacs’ Tim Smith Dead At 59

Tim Smith, leader of the British rock band the Cardiacs, has died at age 59, NME reports. Smith had reportedly been in poor health since suffering a heart attack in 2008, which led to him developing the rare neurological disorder dystonia. Smith discussed his battle with illness in a Quietus interview … More »
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Emitt Rhodes Dead At 70

The cult singer-songwriter Emitt Rhodes has died at the age of 70. Tony Blass -- the director of a documentary about Rhodes' career, The One Man Beatles -- shared the news on Twitter. More »
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SNFU’s Ken Chinn Dead At 57

Ken Chinn, longtime frontman of the hugely important Canadian punk band SNFU, has died. As Kerrang! reports, Chinn's bandmate Dave Bacon confirmed Chinn's death on Facebook yesterday. No cause of death has been reported, though Chinn suffered from addiction and health problems in recent years. Chinn, who performed under the stage name Mr. More »
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Fairport Convention’s Judy Dyble Dead At 71

The English musician Judy Dyble has died at 71 as a result of a long-term illness, the BBC reports. Dyble was a founding member of the British folk band Fairport Convention and sang on their debut album in 1968, but parted ways with them the following year. More »
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Atlanta Rapper Marlo Dead

The Atlanta rapper Marlo, born Rudolph Johnson, was found shot dead in a vehicle this weekend, as NBC News reports. The car was discovered on I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass on Saturday night. "At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are … More »
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Ennio Morricone Dead At 91

Ennio Morricone, arguably the greatest film-score composer of all time, has died. The New York Times reports that Morricone died today in Rome. According to the Times, Morricone's lawyer reports that Morricone was hospitalized last week after a fall. Morricone was 91. More »
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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 »
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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 »
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“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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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