Obit

Mac Miller Dead At 26

Mac Miller has died. TMZ reports that the Pittsburgh rapper was found earlier today at his home in the San Fernando Valley, dead of an…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2018 - 4:27 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Conway Savage Dead At 58

Conway Savage — the pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — passed away on Sunday night at the age…
Julia Gray | September 3, 2018 - 10:40 am

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead At 68

Ed King, a former member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 68. His family confirmed the guitarist's passing on Thursday (8/23),…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | August 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

The soul and gospel legend Aretha Franklin has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer cancer. Her publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press,…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 10:00 am

Richard Swift Dead At 41

Richard Swift has died. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer was hospitalized last month with an undisclosed life-threatening condition. Pitchfork reports that he passed away this…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2018 - 11:07 am

Smoke Dawg Shot And Killed Outside Toronto Nightclub

A shooting outside of a Toronto nightclub on Saturday (June 30) has claimed the life of 21-year-old rapper Smoke Dawg, according to Drake and others.
Hilary Hughes / Billboard | July 1, 2018 - 1:32 pm

The Adolescents’ Steve Soto Has Died

Steve Soto, bassist and founding member of California punk band the Adolescents, died last night at the age of 54. The cause of death is…
Julia Gray | June 28, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Joe Jackson Dead At 89

Joe Jackson, patriarch and taskmaster of the Jackson family, has died. Last week, Jackson was hospitalized with terminal pancreatic cancer. TMZ reports that he died…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead At 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Paul was 54. His representative confirmed the legendary…
Melinda Newman / Billboard | June 23, 2018 - 7:06 am

Jimmy Wopo Dead At 21

After XXXTentacion, a second young rap star has been shot dead today. Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reported earlier today that Jimmy Wopo, the up-and-coming Pittsburgh…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 7:55 pm

XXXTentacion Dead At 20

The controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, he had entered his car after shopping for motorcycles at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm

Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61: Rock Star Chef Worked With Iggy Pop, Josh Homme, Sleigh Bells, & Many More Musicians

This morning brings the impossibly sad news that Anthony Bourdain, the near-universally beloved celebrity chef and TV host, has died. CNN reports that Bourdain died…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2018 - 9:28 am

The Last Poets’ Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, “The Grandfather Of Rap,” Dead At 74

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, one of rap's forefathers and a founding member of the Last Poets, has passed away at age 74.
Julia Gray | June 5, 2018 - 11:02 pm

Anal Cunt Guitarist Dies In Escalator Accident

Josh Martin, longtime guitarist for legendary Massachusetts grindcore pranksters Anal Cunt, has died. Vanyaland confirmed that Martin died after falling off of an escalator at…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2018 - 9:38 am

Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton Dead At 43

Jonathan Fire*Eater frontman Stewart Lupton has died. He was 43.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2018 - 8:29 pm
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