Singer & Musician Deaths From Last Month.
Sadly we lost these talented people from the music world. Billy Paul, 81, American R&B singer (“Me and Mrs. Jones”), pancreatic cancer. Lonnie Mack, 74, American singer-guitarist (The Wham of that Memphis Man). Prince, 57, American musician (“Purple Rain”, “Little Red Corvette”) and actor, Oscar (1984) and Grammy (1984, 1986, 2004, 2007) winner. Pete Zorn, 65, American musician (Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson, The Albion Band), cancer…
Ismael Quintana, 78, Puerto Rican singer and composer.
Peter Rock, 70, Austrian-born Chilean rock musician.
Robbie Brennan, Irish musician (Skid Row, Auto Da Fé, Grand Slam)
Gib Guilbeau, 78, American musician (The Flying Burrito Brothers).
Tony Conrad, 76, American avant-garde musician, composer, video artist and professor (University at Buffalo), pneumonia.
Jack Hammer, 90, American musician and songwriter (“Great Balls of Fire”).
Jade Lemons, American rock musician (Injected), apparent drug overdose
Jimmie Van Zant, 59, American rock musician.
Dennis Davis, 64, American drummer (David Bowie, Stevie Wonder), cancer.
Merle Haggard, 79, American singer-songwriter (“Okie from Muskogee”, “The Fightin’ Side of Me”, “Carolyn”), Grammy winner (1984, 1998, 1999), complications from pneumonia.
Leon Haywood, 74, American funk and soul singer.
Irma Bule, 29, Indonesian pop singer, snake bite.
Carlo Mastrangelo, 78, American bassist and doo-wop singer (The Belmonts).
Getatchew Mekurya, 81, Ethiopian jazz saxophonist.
Dorothy Schwartz, 89, American singer (The Chordettes).
Don Francks, 84, Canadian jazz vocalist and actor (La Femme Nikita, Inspector Gadget, I’m Not There), lung cancer.
Bill Henderson, 90, American jazz vocalist and actor (Clue, City Slickers, White Men Can’t Jump), cancer.
Kōji Wada, 42, Japanese singer (“Butter-Fly”, “All of My Mind”), nasopharynx cancer.
Gato Barbieri, 83, Argentine jazz saxophonist, pneumonia.