It’s another tough day in the bass world. Stephan Ellis, former bassist for the popular ’80s rock band Survivor, has passed away. He was 60 years old. The news was confirmed on Survivor’s Facebook page by longtime guitarist Frankie Sullivan.
Sad news to report: Peter Tork of the ’60s band The Monkees has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. The news was shared by his family on his official website.
Jorge Casas, bassist for Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 69 years old. Estefan shared the news on her Instagram page.
Teresa Ryan, aka Lorna Doom of L.A. punk band The Germs, has passed away from breast cancer. She was 61 years old. A family representative announced the news in a statement.
Eric Haydock, who helped found the seminal rock band The Hollies, has passed away. He was 75 years old. A statement from Bobby Elliott on the band’s Facebook page helped to break the news.
The end of the year always brings a time of reflection. With the incredible new music and artists we’ve enjoyed, we’ve also lost some of the best bassists in the world. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2018.
Brazilian bass great Arthur Maia has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old.
Very sad news to report today: bass legend Joe Osborn has passed away. He was 81 years old. His son, Darren, made a statement on behalf of his family on social media.
Former Oh, Sleeper bassist Lucas Starr has passed away from colon cancer. He was 34 years old.
Former Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver has passed away at the age of 39. A cause of death was not reported, but a band representative confirmed the sad news. Fauver first joined the Atlanta-based indie rock band in 2004 after founding bassist Justin Bosworth died. He recorded on their debut self-titled album that same year and ultimately played on six releases...