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In Memoriam: Gary Peacock

In Memoriam: Gary Peacock

Another master of our instrument has passed away. Jazz bassist Gary Peacock died peacefully at his home on September 4th, according to a statement from his family. He was 85 years old.

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In Memoriam: Ian Mitchell

In Memoriam: Ian Mitchell

Former Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The band shared the news on the band’s Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Rinat Ibragimov

In Memoriam: Rinat Ibragimov

Double bassist Rinat Ibragimov, who long served as principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, has passed away. He was 60 years old. The news was shared in part by the LSO, who shared a short tribute to him.

In Memoriam: Carl Dufrene

In Memoriam: Carl Dufrene

Carl Dufrene, bassist for the North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne, has passed away from undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the North Mississippi Allstars Instagram page.

In Memoriam: Pete Way

In Memoriam: Pete Way

Pete Way, who founded the English rock band UFO, has passed away. He was 69 years old. The news was shared in a press release on his official website.

In Memoriam: Alan Peters

In Memoriam: Alan Peters

Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away of undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 47 years old. Rumsey co-founded the influential post-hardcore band in 1991.

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

Cleveland Eaton, who played with jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Count Basie, has passed away after a months-long illness. He was 80 years old.

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

Sad news to share today: luthier Steve Helgeson of Moonstone Guitars has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Bass legend Leland Sklar shared the news on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

Steve Priest, who co-founded the glam rock band Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was shared by his bandmate Andy Scott on social media.

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Al Rex

In Memoriam: Al Rex

We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.