obituary

Gal Costa

R.I.P. Gal Costa, legendary Brazilian singer

The prolific artist has died at 77

Low I can wait video

R.I.P. Mimi Parker of Low

The co-founder of the Minnesota band has died at age 55.

Lamont Dozier

R.I.P. Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier

Legendary hit songwriter dead at 81

Julee Cruise

R.I.P. Julee Cruise, dream pop singer and David Lynch collaborator

The famed ‘Twin Peaks’ singer has died at 65

Andy Fletcher

R.I.P. Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode

The longtime member of the synth-pop legends has died at 60.

Gabe Serbian

R.I.P. Gabe Serbian of The Locust

The longtime drummer of the San Diego noise punk band has died at 44.

Klaus Schulze

R.I.P. Electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze

The iconic electronic composer has died at 74.

Chris Bailey of The Saints

R.I.P. Chris Bailey of The Saints

The longtime frontman of Australian punk icons The Saints has died.

Mark Lanegan

R.I.P. Mark Lanegan

The Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Gutter Twins vocalist has died at 57

Betty Davis

R.I.P. Betty Davis

The funk legend has died at 77.

Ronnie Spector

R.I.P. Ronnie Spector, leader of the Ronettes

The legendary voice behind “Be My Baby” has died at 78.

Bronski Beat

R.I.P. Bronski Beat co-founder Steve Bronski

The synth-pop artist has died at 61.

Robbie Shakespeare

R.I.P. legendary bassist Robbie Shakespeare

The prolific legendary reggae musician has died at 68.

Greg Gilbert Delays

R.I.P. Greg Gilbert of Delays

The British singer and songwriter has died at 44.

Richard H. Kirk

R.I.P. Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire

The industrial music legend has died at 66.

Lee "Scratch" Perry

R.I.P. dub/reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry

The reggae and dub icon has died at 85.

Charlie Watts

R.I.P. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

The longtime drummer for The Rolling Stones has died at 80.

Peter Rehberg

R.I.P. Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg

The experimental musician and label founder died of a heart attack at 53.

Shock G

R.I.P. Shock G of Digital Underground

The emcee/producer behind the iconic “Humpty Dance” has died.