2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Demis Roussos, 68 (1946 - 2015)

    Demis  Roussos

    The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalization, but did not give an exact cause...

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  • Waldemar Kmentt, 85 (1929 - 2015)

    Waldemar Kmentt

    The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera says that famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died at age 85.A statement said Kmentt died Wednesday in Vienna, where he began and ended an opera career that took him across the globe.Kmentt sang 1,480 performances at Vienna' State Opera alone. Among his most popular roles were Tamino in "The Magic Flute," Jenik in "The Bartered Bride...

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  • Edgar Froese, 70 (1944 - 2015)

    Edgar Froese

    The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Edgar Froese, who founded the pioneering German electronic rock group Tangerine Dream in 1967, has died at 70.The band said Froese died unexpectedly from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna on Tuesday.Froese was born June 6, 1944, in the East Prussian town of Tilsit, now the Russian city of Sovetsk.He was the only constant member of Tangerine Dream....

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  • Steven "A$AP Yam" Rodriguez (2015)

    Steven "A$AP Yam" Rodriguez

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music confirmed the death of A$AP Yams, whose real name is Steven Rodriguez. Circumstances of his death were unavailable.RCA Records said Yams would be remembered for his "vision, humor and dedication" to the members of the A$AP Mob...

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  • Kim Fowley, 75 (1939 - 2015)

    Kim Fowley

    By MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Colorful rock musician Kim Fowley, who produced for The Runaways and co-wrote songs for Kiss and Alice Cooper, has died after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 75.His wife said Friday that he died Thursday morning at their home in Hollywood."Even from a hospital bed, Kim worked all the time," said his wife, Kara Wright Fowley. "He...

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