This page is a list of all the stars that are sadly lost forever.
They left us here on earth too soon. Fortunatelly we can still listen to
their fantastic music. I suppose they all have a great party in heaven...

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(You can also click on the ASC/DESC text to change the order)
If you want more info, just click on the name of the artist.

The average age of this list is: 61
So, if you wanna grow old... guess you shouldn't try being a pop star.

The page is being update now. The old more complete list can be found here: old riplist

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Musician Band
Died (yymmdd)
Cause
Age
George Michael Solo Artist
2016-12-25
Unknown
53
Rick Parfitt Status Quo
2016-12-24
Infection
68
Greg Lake King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palme
2016-12-07
Cancer
69
Leonard Cohen Solo Artist
2016-11-10
Unknown
82
Pete Burns Dead or Alive
2016-10-23
Cardiac Arrest
57
Toots Thielemans Solo Artist
2016-08-22
Unknown
94
Nick Menza Megadeth
2016-05-21
Unknown
51
Billy Paul Solo Artist
2016-04-24
Cancer
81
Prince Solo Artist
2016-04-21
Unknown
57
Jon English Solo Artist
2016-03-10
Aortic Aneurysm
66
Keith Emerson Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2016-03-10
Suicide
71
George Martin The Beatles
2016-03-08
Unknown
90
Vanity Vanity 6
2016-02-15
Kidney Failure
57
Maurice White Earth, Wind & Fire
2016-02-04
Parkinson's Disease
74
Paul Kantner Jefferson Airplane
2016-02-04
Multiple organ failure
74
Colin Vearncombe Black
2016-01-26
Car Crash
53
Jimmy Bain DIO
2016-01-24
Unknown
68
Edgar Froese Tangerine Dream
2016-01-20
Lung Disease
70
Glenn Frey Eagles
2016-01-18
Pneumonia
67
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin Mott the Hoople
2016-01-17
Alzheimer's
67
David Bowie Solo Artist
2016-01-10
Cancer
69
Natalie Cole Solo Artist
2015-12-31
Heart Disease
65
Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead
2015-12-28
Cancer
70
John Bradbury The Specials
2015-12-28
Unknown
62
Stevie Wright Easybeats
2015-12-27
Pneumonia
68
Scott Weiland Stone Temple Pilots
2015-12-03
Cardiac Arrest
48
Phil Taylor Motörhead
2015-11-11
Liver Failure
61
Rico Rodriguez The Specials
2015-09-04
Unknown
80
Chris, Squire Yes
2015-06-28
Cancer
67
Ornette Coleman Solo Artist
2015-06-11
Cardiac Arrest
85
James Last Solo Artist
2015-06-09
Unknown
86
Louis Johnson The Brothers Johnson
2015-05-21
Unknown
60
BB King Solo Artist
2015-05-15
Diabetes
89
Rutger Gunnarsson ABBA
2015-05-08
Unknown
69
Ben E King Solo Artist
2015-04-30
Natural Causes
76
Jack Ely The Kingsmen
2015-04-29
Illness
71
Percy Sledge Solo Artist
2015-04-14
Natural Causes
74
Percy Sledge Solo Artist
2015-04-14
Natural Causes
41
Bob Burns Lynyrd Skynyrd
2015-04-03
Car Crash
64
Anthony Jude Pero Twisted Sister
2015-03-20
Heart Attack
55
Michael Brown Left Banke
2015-03-20
Heart Disease
65
Andy Fraser Free
2015-03-16
Cancer
62
Mike Porcaro Toto
2015-03-15
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
59
Mats Olausson Yngwie Malmsteen
2015-02-19
Alcohol
54
Lesley Gore Solo Artist
2015-02-16
Cancer
68
Demis Roussos Solo Artist
2015-01-25
Illness
68
Kim Fowley Producer
2015-01-15
Cancer
75
Joe Cocker Solo Artist
2014-12-22
Cancer
70
Bobby Keys Various
2014-12-02
Liver disease
70
Ian McLagan Small Faces
2014-12-02
Stroke
69
Rick Rosas Crazy Horse
2014-11-06
Unknown
65
Jack Bruce Cream
2014-10-25
Liver Failure
71
Alvin Stardust Solo Artist
2014-10-23
Cancer
72
John Holt Solo Artist
2014-10-19
Unknown
69
Raphael Ravenscroft Musician
2014-10-19
Heart Attack
60
Tim Hauser Manhattan Transfer
2014-10-16
Cardiac Arrest
72
Joe Sample The Crusaders
2014-09-14
Cancer
75
Jimi Jamison Survivor
2014-08-31
Heart Attack
63
Dick Wagner Alice Cooper
2014-07-30
Lung Disease
71
Johnny Winter Solo Artist
2014-07-16
Not Confirmed
70
Tommy Ramone The Ramones
2014-07-11
Cancer
62
Bobby Womack Solo Artist
2014-06-24
Not Confirmed
70
Jim Keays Masters Apprentices
2014-06-13
Pneumonia
67
Doc Neeson Angels
2014-06-04
Brain Tumor
67
Ed Gagliardi Foreigner
2014-05-11
Cancer
62
Larry Ramos The Association
2014-04-30
Cancer
72
Paul Goddard Atlanta Rhythm Section
2014-04-29
Cancer
68
Dave Brockie Gwar
2014-03-23
Unknown
50
Joe Lala Musician
2014-03-18
Cancer
66
Scott Asheton The Stooges
2014-03-15
Illness
64
Paco de Lucia Solo Artist
2014-02-25
Heart Attack
66
Bob Casale Devo
2014-02-17
Heart Disease
61
Pete Seeger Solo Artist
2014-01-27
Unknown
94
Fergie Frederiksen Toto
2014-01-18
Cancer
62
Phil Everly The Everly Brothers
2014-01-03
Lung Disease
74
Rune Öfwerman Rune Ofwerman Trio
2013-12-13
Cancer
80
Lou Reed Solo Artist
2013-10-27
Liver Failure
71
George Duke Solo Artist
2013-08-05
Cancer
67
JJ Cale Solo Artist
2013-07-26
Heart Attack
74
Andreas Thein Propaganda
2013-05-30
Cancer
59
Trevor Bolder Uriah Heep, David Bowie
2013-05-21
Cancer
62
Ray Manzarek The Doors
2013-05-20
Cancer
74
Jeff Hanneman Slayer
2013-05-03
Liver Failure
49
Chris Kelly Kriss Kross
2013-05-01
Drugs
34
Richie Havens Solo Artist
2013-04-22
Heart Attack
72
Chrissy Amphlett Divinyls
2013-04-21
Multiple Sclerosis
53
Clive Burr Iron Maiden
2013-03-12
Multiple Sclerosis
56
Peter Banks Yes
2013-03-08
Unknown
65
Alvin Lee Ten Years After
2013-03-06
During Surgery
68
Richard Street The Temptations
2013-02-27
Illness
70
Damon Harris The Temptations
2013-02-18
Cancer
62
Rick Huxley Dave Clark Five
2013-02-11
Cancer
72
Reg Presley The Troggs
2013-02-04
Cancer
71
Mike Scaccia Ministry and Rigor Mortis
2012-12-22
Heart Attack
47
Ravi Shankar Solo Artist
2012-12-11
Heart Disease
92
Mark Abrahamian Starship
2012-09-02
Heart Attack
46
Scott McKenzie The Mamas and the Papas
2012-08-18
Nerve disease
73
Jon Lord Deep Purple
2012-07-16
Cancer
71
Bob Welch Fleetwood Mac
2012-06-07
Suicide
65
Robin Gibb Bee Gee's
2012-05-21
Cancer
62
Donna Summer Solo Artist
2012-05-17
Cancer
63
Donald "Duck" Dunn Booker T. & the MG's
2012-05-13
Unknown
70
Adam Yauch Beastie Boys
2012-05-04
Cancer
47
Levon Helm The Band
2012-04-19
Cancer
71
Michael Hossack Doobie Brothers
2012-03-12
Cancer
65
Ronnie, Montrose Montrose
2012-03-03
Cancer
64
David Thomas "Davy" Jones The Monkees
2012-02-29
Heart Attack
66
Whitney Houston Solo Artist
2012-02-11
Drugs and Alcohol
48
Mark Reale Riot
2012-01-25
Crohn's Disease
56
Etta James Solo Artist
2012-01-20
Cancer
73
Bob Weston Fleetwood Mac
2012-01-06
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
64
Nickolas Ashford Ashford & Simpson
2011-08-22
Cancer
70
Jerry Leiber
2011-08-22
Heart Disease
78
Amy Winehouse Solo Artist
2011-07-23
Alcohol
27
Michael Burston Motörhead
2011-07-09
Heart Disease
61
Clarence Clemmons E Street Band
2011-06-18
Stroke
69
Micael Grimm Easy Action
2011-05-17
Not Confirmed
43
John Walker The Walker Brothers
2011-05-07
Cancer
67
Poly Styrene X-Ray Specs
2011-04-25
Cancer
53
Nate Dogg Solo Artist
2011-03-15
Unknown
41
Mike Starr Alice in Chains
2011-03-07
Unknown
44
Gary Moore Thin Lizzy
2011-02-06
Not Confirmed
58
John Barry Composer
2011-01-30
Heart Attack
77
Gerry Rafferty Solo Artist
2011-01-04
Illness
63
Mick Karn Japan
2011-01-04
Cancer
52
Bobby Farrell Boney M
2010-12-30
Medical
61
Captain Beefheart Solo Artist
2010-12-17
Multiple Sclerosis
69
Gregory Isaacs Solo artist
2010-10-25
Cancer
59
Solomon Burke Solo
2010-10-10
Accident
70
Steve Lee Gotthard
2010-09-06
Accident
47
Mike Edwards ELO
2010-09-03
Accident
62
Stuart Cable Stereophonics
2010-06-07
Unknown
40
Ali-Ollie Woodson The Temptations
2010-05-30
Cancer
58
Paul Grey Slipknot
2010-05-24
Unknown
38
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath
2010-05-16
Cancer
67
Peter Steele Type O Negative
2010-04-14
Heart Disease
48
Malcolm Mc Laren Manager
2010-04-08
Cancer
64
Alex Chilton The Box Tops
2010-03-17
Heart Attack
60
Doug Fieger The Knack
2010-02-14
Cancer
57
Teddy Pendergrass Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
2010-01-13
Cancer
59
Vic Chessnut Chessnut, Vic
2009-12-25
Suicide
45
Stephen Gately Boyzone
2009-10-10
Unknown
33
Mary Travers Peter, Paul and Mary
2009-09-16
Cancer
72
Mickie Jones Angel
2009-09-05
Cancer
56
Les Paul No band
2009-08-13
Pneumonia
94
Willy DeVille MinkDeVille
2009-08-06
Cancer
55
Michael Jackson Solo Artist
2009-06-25
Cardiac Arrest
50
Sky Saxon Seeds
2009-06-25
Unknown
63
Jay Bennett Wilco
2009-05-24
Unknown
45
Dewey Martin Buffalo Springfield
2009-01-31
Natural Causes
68
Ron Asheton The Stooges
2009-01-06
Natural Causes
60
Mitch Mitchell Jimi Hendrix Experience
2008-11-12
Natural Causes
61
Jimmy Carl Black Mothers of Invention
2008-11-04
Cancer
70
Gidget Gein Marilyn Manson
2008-10-09
Drugs
39
Earl Palmer Drummer
2008-09-19
Accident
83
Richard Wright Pink Floyd
2008-09-15
Cancer
65
Isaac Hayes Solo artist
2008-08-10
Unknown
65
Bo Diddley Solo artist
2008-06-02
Illness
79
Al Wilson Solo artist
2008-04-21
Kidney Failure
68
Danny Federici E-Street Band
2008-04-17
Cancer
58
Ola Brunkert ABBA
2008-03-16
Accident
61
Suzie Solo
2008-03-03
Unknown
61
Jeff Healey Solo artist
2008-03-02
Cancer
41
Ike Turner Ike & Tina Turner
2007-12-12
Unknown
76
Kevin DuBrow Quiet Riot
2007-11-19
Drugs
52
Lucky Dube Solo Artist
2007-10-18
Murdered
43
Joe Zawinul Weather Report
2007-09-11
Cancer
75
Jeffrey Carter Albrecht Edie Brickell & New Bohemian
2007-09-03
Shot
34
Hank Medress Tokens, The
2007-06-25
Cancer
68
Mark St John Kiss
2007-04-05
Stroke
51
Brad Delp Boston
2007-03-09
Suicide
55
Frankie Laine Solo Artist
2007-02-06
Heart Disease
93
Michael Brecker Brecker Bros
2007-01-13
Cancer
57
James Brown Solo artist
2006-12-25
Heart Attack
73
Sandy West The Runaways
2006-10-21
Cancer
47
Bruce Gary The Knack
2006-08-22
Cancer
55
Syd Barrett Pink Floyd
2006-07-06
Diabetes
60
Billy Preston Solo artist
2006-06-06
Liver and Kidney Disease
59
Vince Welnick Tubes
2006-06-02
Suicide
55
Desmond Dekker Solo Artist
2006-05-26
Heart Attack
64
Grant McLennan Go-Betweens
2006-05-06
Heart Attack
48
June Pointer Pointer Sisters
2006-04-11
Cancer
52
Gene Pitney Solo Artist
2006-04-05
Unknown
65
Wilson Pickett Solo Artist
2006-01-19
Heart Attack
64
Lou Rawls Solo Artist
2006-01-06
Cancer
72
Luther Vandross Solo Artist
2005-07-02
Stroke
54
Renaldo "Obie" Benson The Four Tops
2005-07-01
Cancer
69
Paul Hester Crowded House
2005-03-26
Suicide
46
Laura Branigan Solo Artist
2004-08-26
Brain Aneurysm
47
Lisa TLC
2004-04-25
Car Crash
30
Paul Atkinson The Zombies
2004-04-02
Liver and Kidney Disease
58
Bobby Hatfield The Righteous Brothers
2003-11-05
Unknown
63
Robert Palmer Solo Artist
2003-09-26
Heart Attack
54
Johnny Cash Solo Artist
2003-09-12
Diabetes
71
Howie Epstein Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2003-02-23
Drugs
47
Mickey Finn T Rex
2003-01-13
Illness
55
Maurice Gibb BeeGees
2003-01-12
Heart Attack
53
Joe Strummer The Clash
2002-12-22
Heart Attack
50
Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky Lovin' Spoonful
2002-12-13
Heart Attack
57
Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell Run DMC
2002-10-30
Murdered
37
Dave Williams Drowning Pool
2002-08-14
Heart Disease
30
John Entwistle The Who
2002-06-27
Drugs
57
Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) The Ramones
2002-06-06
Drugs
50
Robbin Crosby Ratt
2002-06-06
Aids
41
Layne Staley Alice In Chains
2002-04-05
Drugs
34
Aaliyah (Haughton)
2001-08-25
Airplane Crash
22
Benjamin Orr Cars
2000-10-03
Cancer
53
Henry "Sunflower" Vestine Canned Heat
1997-10-20
Heart Attack
52
Bernard Edwards Chic
1996-04-18
Pneumonia
43
Alan Barton Smokie
1995-03-23
Car Crash
41
Barrie B.J. Wilson Procol Harum
1990-10-??
Pneumonia
43
Alan Murphy Level 42
1989-10-19
Aids
35
Andy Gibb
1988-03-10
Medical
30
Bob "The Bear" Hite Canned Heat
1981-04-05
Heart Attack
36
Bill Haley
1981-02-09
Brain Tumor
55
Alan Wilson Canned Heat
1970-09-03
Drugs
27
Big Bopper
1959-02-03
Airplane Crash
28