Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Bob Johnston, 83 (1932 - 2015)

    Bob  Johnston

    Music producer Bob Johnston, who produced legendary recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," died Friday at the age of 83, according to the Associated Press. Peter Cooper, an editor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Johnston helped open Nashville up to music and musicians from other places. He...

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  • Cilla Black, 72 (1943 - 2015)

    Cilla Black

    Cilla Black, a British singer who was championed by the Beatles and went on to a successful 50-year music and television career, has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday. The cause was not immediately disclosed. Black was born Priscilla White in Liverpool in 1943, and worked as...

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  • Lynn Anderson, 67 (1947 - 2015)

    Lynn Anderson

    By KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest...

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  • Vic Firth, 85 (1930 - 2015)

    Vic Firth

    Renowned musician and visionary drumstick maker Everett "Vic" Firth has died at the age of 85, according to a statement on his website. "Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend," reads the memorial on www.vicfirth.com. "He always said he surrounded himself with the best people, but the truth is he brought out the best in all of us. His boundless...

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22 (1993 - 2015)

    Bobbi Kristina  Brown

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died July 26, 2015, having been in a coma since Jan. 31, 2015. She was 22. ATLANTA (AP) — A representative for the Houston family has said Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive...

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