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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.

In Memoriam: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

In Memoriam: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

Tower of Power has announced that bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia has passed away. The band made the announcement on their social media.

In Memoriam: Brent Young

In Memoriam: Brent Young

Former Trivium bassist Brent Young has died of undisclosed causes. He was 37 years old. Young was in Trivium from 2001 to 2004 and was replaced by the group’s current bassist, Paolo Gregoletto.

In Memoriam: Mark Stone

In Memoriam: Mark Stone

Mark Stone, the original bassist for Van Halen, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The news was shared by his brother, Brad, on Instagram.

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.

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.

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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.