Obit

Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies At 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the visionary Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning composer behind Sicario and The Theory Of Everything, died in Berlin on Friday, his manager confirmed…
Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter | February 10, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Lovebug Starski, Hip-Hop Pioneer, Reportedly Dies At 57

Billboard reports that the hip-hop innovator Lovebug Starski has died in Las Vegas. He was 57.
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2018 - 10:27 am

John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist & Internet Rights Activist, Dies At 70

John Perry Barlow, best known in the music world as the lyricist for several Grateful Dead songs, passed away Wednesday. He was 70 years old.
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | February 7, 2018 - 10:17 pm

The Temptations’ Dennis Edwards Dead At 74

Dennis Edwards, the Detroit singer who replaced David Ruffin as lead singer of The Temptations in 1968, has passed away at the age of 74.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | February 2, 2018 - 5:20 pm

The Fall’s Mark E. Smith Dies At 60

Mark E. Smith, who fronted the post-punk band the Fall, has died. Smith was 60 years old, and the cause of death has not been…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 24, 2018 - 3:24 pm

South African Jazz Musician Hugh Masekela Dies At 78

Legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to…
Associated Press | January 23, 2018 - 9:44 am

Rapper Fredo Santana Dead At 27

Fredo Santana, rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago’s drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27. TMZ reports that Santana died…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | January 20, 2018 - 11:34 am

Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46

Dolores O'Riordan, longtime frontwoman of the Irish alt-rock band the Cranberries, has died, as the BBC reports. O'Riordan was in London to record vocals on…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Combat Jack Has Died At 48

Hot 97 reports that the great hip-hop podcaster Reggie Ossé, better known as Combat Jack, has died. Ossé was diagnosed with colon cancer in October.
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2017 - 11:23 am

SHINee’s Jonghyun Dead At 27

Kim Jonghyun, lead vocalist for the enormously popular South Korean boy band SHINee, was found dead in a rented apartment earlier today, as SPIN points
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 10:31 am

Smithereens Frontman Pat DiNizio Dead At 62

Pat DiNizio, longtime frontman of the long-running New Jersey rock band the Smithereens, died yesterday, as Variety reports. The band made the announcement on their
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2017 - 9:14 am

French Rock Icon Johnny Hallyday Dead At 74

CNN reports that Johnny Hallyday, the rock icon known as France's answer to Elvis, has died. Hallyday, who had already undergone surgery for colon cancer…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2017 - 11:59 am

“Last Kiss” Soul Singer Wayne Cochran Dies At 78

Soul singer Wayne Cochran, the blue-eyed crooner best known for his towering white pompadour haircut, wild outfits and signature song "Last Kiss," died in Miramar,…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | November 27, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Tommy Keene Dead At 59

Tommy Keene has died at the age of 59. He "passed unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep" last night, according to a post on his…
James Rettig | November 23, 2017 - 9:51 pm

David Cassidy Dead At 67

David Cassidy, the '70s teen idol and onetime star of the family-band sitcom The Partridge Family, has died, TMZ reports. Cassidy was recently hospitalized in…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2017 - 9:17 pm
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