Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Mac Miller, 26 (1992 - 2018)

    Mac Miller

    Mac Miller (1992 – 2018) was a popular rapper who just released his fifth studio album titled "Swimming" in August which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the single "Small Worlds." Miller was about to start a US tour in support of the album on October 27 in San Francisco. His 2016 album, "The Divine Feminine," charted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured...

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  • Ed King, 68 (1949 - 2018)

    Ed King

    Guitarist Ed King (1949 – 2018) was a member of the legendary Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for their first three albums. King co-wrote the classic rock song "Sweet Home Alabama" and created the iconic guitar riff that opens the song. He died at the age of 68. For full coverage and obituary, click here.

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  • Aretha Franklin, 76 (1942 - 2018)

    Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin, affectionately known as "Queen of Soul," died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, August 16, 2018, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Richard Swift, 41 (1977 - 2018)

    Richard  Swift

    Richard Swift, singer-songwriter, musician and producer who worked with the Shins and many others, has died at the age of 41, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Alan Longmuir, 70 (1948 - 2018)

    Alan Longmuir

    LONDON (AP) — Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers who played multiple instruments, including bass guitar and keyboards, has died in Scotland. He was 70. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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