obituary

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.

DMX

R.I.P. legendary rapper DMX

The rap icon has died at 50.

LG Petrov

R.I.P. Entombed vocalist L.G. Petrov

The former frontman of death metal legends Entombed has died at 49.

Bunny Wailer

R.I.P. reggae legend Bunny Wailer

The co-founder of the Wailers has died at 73.

Miles Seaton

R.I.P. Miles Seaton of Akron/Family

The founding member of the indie folk band has died at 41.

Chick Corea

R.I.P. jazz legend Chick Corea

The jazz fusion innovator has died at 79.

Mary Wilson Supremes

R.I.P. Mary Wilson of The Supremes

The Motown legend has died at 76.

Sophie

R.I.P. electronic producer SOPHIE

The innovative British producer has died at 34.

Alexi Laiho

R.I.P. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

The death metal/power metal legend has died at 41.

MF Doom

R.I.P. legendary rapper MF DOOM

The legendary underground rapper died on October 31, according to his family.

Sam Jayne

R.I.P. Sam Jayne of Lync and Love As Laughter

The indie rock musician has died at 46.