Singers & Musicians That Passed Away In October 2015
Sadly we lost these talented people from the music world. Vlad Țelea, 37, Romanian guitarist (Goodbye to Gravity), injuries sustained in the Colective nightclub fire. Tony Van Frater, 51, British musician (Red Alert), heart attack. John Adie, 69, British festival promoter, co-founder of Two Moors Festival. Diane Charlemagne, 51, British singer (Urban Cookie Collective), cancer.
Herbie Goins, 76, American R&B singer
Kim Hyun Ji, 31, South Korean singer and reality contestant (Superstar K, The Voice of Korea), suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Lee Shaw, 89, American jazz pianist
Leon Bibb, 93, American folk singer
Bill Keith, 75, American banjo player, cancer
Joe Moss, 72, English music manager (The Smiths, Johnny Marr), cancer.
Mark Murphy, 83, American jazz vocalist, complications from pneumonia
Don Rendell, 89, English jazz musician.
Cory Wells, 74, American singer (Three Dog Night).
Patricia Kern, 88, British mezzo-soprano and voice teacher
Ankaralı Namık, 38, Turkish folk singer, fall
Frank Watkins, 47, American bassist (Obituary, Gorgoroth), cancer.
Joe Buschmann (de), 90, German jazz musician.
Smokin’ Joe Kubek, 58, American blues guitarist, heart attack
Carey Lander, 33, British keyboard player and singer (Camera Obscura), osteosarcoma
John Murphy, 56, Australian drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumental session musician, cancer.
Robbin Thompson, 66, American singer-songwriter (Steel Mill), cancer.
Koopsta Knicca, 40, American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), stroke.
Jim Diamond, 64, Scottish singer-songwriter (“I Should Have Known Better”).
Ray Appleton, 74, American jazz drummer, heart failure.
Jim Konya (de), 44, American musician, complication of stroke.
Smokey Johnson, 78, American drummer.
Billy Joe Royal, 73, American pop and country singer (“Down in the Boondocks”, “Cherry Hill Park”, “Burned Like a Rocket”).
Dave Pike, 77, American jazz musician, emphysema
Willie Akins, 76, American jazz saxophonist, heart failure
Coleridge Goode, 100, Jamaican-born British jazz bassist.