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In Memoriam: Tim Bogert

In Memoriam: Tim Bogert

Tim Bogert, whose playing in Vanilla Fudge influenced a generation of bassists, has died at the age of 76. An official statement has not been released, but Bogert was reportedly battling cancer.

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In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

Another giant of the bass has left us. Eugene Wright, whose playing anchored the great Dave Brubeck Quartet, passed away on December 30, 2020. He was 97 years old.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

As 2020 finally draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the members of the bass community we lost this year. From rock pioneers to funk icons to visionary luthiers, their work helped to define the shape of music.

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

Jason Slater, who helped form Third Eye Blind, has passed away from liver failure. He was 49 years old. His daughter Alyssa confirmed the news.

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

Cynic bassist Sean Malone has passed away at the age of 50. A cause of death has not been revealed. The news was broken by Cynic vocalist Paul Masvidal on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

British jazz bassist Ron Mathewson has passed away after contracting COVID-19. He 76 years old. The news was shared on social media and on LondonJazzNews.com, where Dave Holland paid tribute to him.

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman

It’s another hard day for the bass world. Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman has passed away after a fight with cancer. He was 62 years old. The news was announced by the band’s Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Patrick Charton

In Memoriam: Patrick Charton

It’s another sad day in the world of bass. French double bass luthier Patrick Charton has passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 66 years old.

In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell

In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell

Former King Crimson bassist and singer Gordon Haskell has passed away from cancer. He was 74 years old.

In Memoriam: Tony Lewis

In Memoriam: Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis of British pop rockers The Outfield has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The new was reported from his social media pages.

In Memoriam: Paul Matters

In Memoriam: Paul Matters

Early AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has passed away from undisclosed causes. The news was shared by longtime friend Rod Wescombe.

In Memoriam: Pierre Kezdy

In Memoriam: Pierre Kezdy

Chicago-based punk mainstay Pierre Kezdy has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. The news was announced in the Chicago Sun-Times.