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In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.

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In Memoriam: Deon Estus

In Memoriam: Deon Estus

Deon Estus, best known for his work with Wham!, has passed away. He was 65 years old. The news was shared on his official Twitter account.

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe

Steve Rabe, founder and chief engineer of SWR Engineering, has passed away, his family announced. He was 73 years old.

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster

Former Status Quo bassist and founding member Alan Lancaster has died of complications from multiple sclerosis, the band’s management confirmed. He was 72 years old.

In Memoriam: Bob Moore

In Memoriam: Bob Moore

Bob Moore, whose enormous tone underpinned countless country hits, has passed away at the age of 88. Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young released a statement following the bass legend’s death.

In Memoriam: George Mraz

In Memoriam: George Mraz

Another jazz legend has left us. George Mraz, who played with everyone from Chet Baker to John Abercrombie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 77 years old.

In Memoriam: Roger Newell

In Memoriam: Roger Newell

Roger Newell has passed away following an aortic aneurysm. He was 73 years old. Newell was best known for his work with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who shared memories of the bassist on his website.

In Memoriam: Melvin Dunlap

In Memoriam: Melvin Dunlap

Soul music legend Melvin Dunlap has passed away at the age of 76. The news was shared by his son, Lamont, on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Baron Browne

In Memoriam: Baron Browne

Jazz bassist Baron Browne, who performed with Vital Information and Jean Luc Ponty, has passed away. He was 66 years old. Ponty remembered Browne on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Peter Ind

In Memoriam: Peter Ind

British jazz bass great Peter Ind has passed away. He was 93 years old.

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill

We’re sad to report that another icon of the electric bass has left us. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep, the band stated on their website. He was 72 years old.

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth

Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.