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