Brad Delp – The Boston frontman, famed for their track ‘More Than A Feeling’,
committed suicide on March 9 aged 55. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Porter Wagoner – The American country music singer died on October 28 of lung
cancer. He was 80 years old.
Tony Wilson – Already suffering from cancer, the Factory Records founder died of
a heart attack on August 10 while in Manchester’s Christie Hospital. He was 57.
Paul Fox – Guitarist with The Ruts died aged 56 of lung cancer on October 21
Donda West – Kanye West’s mother died aged 58 after undergoing cosmetic surgery
on November 10. The complete reason for her death is yet to be ascertained
Chad ‘Pimp C’ Butler – 33-year-old influential Texan rapper and one half of the
duo UGK. His cause of death on December 4 is yet to be found.
Christie Hennessy – Irish folk singer died aged 62 on December 11 from cancer.
Pavarotti - The larger than life opera tenor famed for classic renditions of
‘Nessun Dorma’ and his role in the three tenors, Pavarotti died after a long
battle with pancreatic cancer on September 6. He was 71
John Pike – The drummer of Ra Ra Riot unexpectedly drowned in Massachusetts on
George Osmond – The father to Donny, Jimmy, Marie and all of The Osmonds passed
away aged 90 in early November of natural causes.
Ike Turner – His musical talent was almost unparalleled, but his violent
relationship with Tina stole him the headlines. He died aged 76 on December 12
Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett – The man who penned the monster smash ‘The Monster Mash’
died on April 25 of Leukaemia. He was 69
Frankie Laine – One of America’s most successful singers, Frankie Laine passed
away aged 84 in March following complications after undergoing hip surgery.
Kevin DuBrow – the Quiet Riot singer died on November 19, aged 52 of an
accidental cocaine overdose.
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Uber experimental German composer who was widely
attributed with influencing the likes of Aphex Twin, Miles Davies, Bjork and
many more. He died from heart failure aged 79 on December 5.
Lucky Dube – Influential reggae star was shot in front of children in a
suspected car-jacking Johannesburg on October 18. Police are still investigating
Dan Fogelberg – American folk singer who penned such tracks as ‘Same Old Lang
Syne’ and ‘Leader of the Band’ died after a long battle with prostrate cancer on
December 16. He was 56.
May 25, 1929 - July 2, 2007
Singer and actor
Nov. 26, 1933 - Oct. 30, 2007
Musician and entertainer
Aug. 13, 1930 - April 14, 2007
Musician and backup bandleader on 'The Tonight Show'
Feb. 25, 1929 - April 28, 2007