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Those We Lost In 2023

Posted by James Duncan on

Some great musical talents left us in 2023 and it's worth taking a minute to remember them and the musical gifts they left us with. Many are missing here for sure and this is not meant to be an exhaustive list but here are many of the most notable deaths from last year in chronilogical order (name, known for, age, date of death, location if known, cause of death if known):

Fred White, Earth, Wind & Fire 67, January 1, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed causes

Sebastian Marino, Overkill, Anvil 57, January 1, 2023 Florida, U.S. Heart attack

Gangsta Boo, Three 6 Mafia 43, January 1, 2023 Memphis, Tennessee U.S. Overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol

Kingsize Taylor, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes 83, January 2, 2023 Southport, England Undisclosed

Alan Rankine, The Associates 64, January 3, 2023 Heart disease

Gordy Harmon, The Whispers 79, January 5, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed causes

Jeff Blackburn, Blackburn & Snow, Moby Grape, The Ducks 77, January 6, 2023 Santa Cruz, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Dennis Budimir, guitarist, The Wrecking Crew 84, January 10, 2023 U.S. Undisclosed causes

Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert & Appice 78, January 10, 2023 East Sussex, England Bacterial meningitis

Jeff Beck in 1985

Jeff Beck in 1985

Yukihiro Takahashi, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sadistic Mika Band, Metafive 70, January 11, 2023 Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan Pneumonia

Lisa Marie Presley, Singer-songwriter; daughter of Elvis Presley 54, January 12, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cardiac arrest

Robbie Bachman, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Brave Belt 69, January 12, 2023 Vancouver, Canada Undisclosed causes

Keith "Duke" Beaton, Blue Magic 72, January 13, 2023 Pennsylvania, U.S. Undisclosed causes

Bruce Gowers, event producer and music video director 82, January 15, 2023 Santa Monica, California, U.S. Acute respiratory infection

Johnny Powers, Rockabilly guitarist and singer 84, January 16, 2023 Michigan, U.S. Undisclosed causes

Larry Morris, Larry's Rebels 75, January 17, 2023 Auckland, New Zealand Long illness

Renée Geyer, Singer 69, January 17, 2023 Geelong Victoria, Australia Complications from hip surgery

Van Conner, Screaming Trees 55, January 18, 2023 Seattle, Washington, U.S. Pneumonia

David Crosby, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 81, January 19, 2023 Santa Ynez, California, U.S. COVID-19

David Crosby (second from left) with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1970

David Crosby (second from left) with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1970

Alex Napier, Spice, Uriah Heep 75, January 19, 2023 Undisclosed

Jerry Blavat, Disc jockey and presenter 82, January 20, 2023 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Complications from myasthenia gravis

Marshall Tucker, Marshall Tucker Band 99, January 20, 2023, USA

B.G., the Prince of Rap Rapper and Eurodance artist 57, January 21, 2023 Wiesbaden, Germany Prostate cancer

Lin Brehmer, Disc jockey 68, January 22, 2023 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Prostate cancer

Anthony "Top" Topham, The Yardbirds 75, January 23, 2023 Dementia

Dean Daughtry, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classics IV 76, January 26, 2023 Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. Natural causes

Peter McCann, Songwriter and musician 74, January 26, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Undisclosed causes

Floyd Sneed, drummer of Three Dog Night 80, January 27, 2023 Undisclosed

Daniel Boone, Pop musician 80, January 27, 2023 Paignton, Devon, England Undisclosed

Tom Verlaine, Television 73, January 28, 2023 Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Prostate cancer

Barrett Strong, Singer-songwriter 81, January 28, 2023 Detroit, Michigan, Undisclosed causes

Charlie Thomas, The Drifters 85, January 31, 2023 Bowie, Maryland, Liver cancer

George Zukerman, Bassoonist and impresario 95, February 1, 2023, After a brief illness

Tim Quy, Cardiacs 61, February 2, 2023 Barnstaple, North Devon, England Cancer

Butch Miles, Jazz drummer 78, February 2, 2023 Austin, Texas, U.S. Pulmonary fibrosis

Paul Janovitz, Cold Water Flat 54, February 3, 2023 Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S. Long illness

Lillian Walker-Moss, The Exciters 78, February 5, 2023 Jamaica, Queens, New York City, U.S. Angiosarcoma

Phil Spalding, GTR, Original Mirrors, Toyah 65, February 6, 2023 Undisclosed

Steve Sostak, Sweep the Leg Johnny 49, February 7, 2023 Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, U.S. Undisclosed

Burt Bacharach, Singer-songwriter and pianist 94, February 8, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Natural causes

Burt Bacharach in 1972

Burt Bacharach in 1972

AKA, Rapper 35, February 10, 2023 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Shot

David Jude, Jolicoeur De La Soul 54, February 12, 2023 New York City, New York, U.S. Congestive heart failure

Huey "Piano" Smith, R&B pianist 89, February 13, 2023 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. Undisclosed

Tim Aymar, Pharaoh, Control Denied 59, February 14, 2023 New Kensington, Pennsylvania, U.S. Heart attack

Chuck Jackson, R&B singer 85, February 16, 2023 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Undisclosed

Alberto Radius, Formula 3 80, February 16, 2023 San Colombano al Lambro, Italy Long illness

Kyle Jacobs, Country music songwriter, singer, and musician 49, February 17, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Suicide by gunshot

Michael "Majk Moti" Kupper, Running Wild 65, February 17, 2023 Undisclosed

Davis Causey, Sea Level 74, February 19, 2023 U.S. Undisclosed

Bruce Barthol, Country Joe & the Fish 75, February 20, 2023 Sebastopol, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Lyubomir Futorsky, Dead Rooster 50, February 20, 2023 Kyiv, Ukraine Undisclosed

Ron Altbach, King Harvest 76, February 21, 2023 U.S. Undisclosed

Jesse Gress, Guitarist 67, February 21, 2023 Woodstock, New York, U.S. Undisclosed

Junnosuke Kuroda, Sumika 34, February 23, 2023 Japan Undisclosed

Tom Whitlock, songwriter/lyricist 68, February 23, 2023, USA

David Lumsden, Keyboardist and music educator 94, February 25, 2023 Winchester, England Undisclosed

Hans-Joachim Behrendt, Ideal 68, February 27, 2023 Berlin, Germany Undisclosed

Yvonne Constant, Singer 92, February 28, 2023 Larmor-Plage, France Undisclosed

Leon Hughes, The Coasters 92, March 1, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Natural causes

Steve Mackey, Pulp 56, March 2, 2023 Sheffield, England Undisclosed illness

Wayne Shorter, The Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis Quintet, Weather Report 89, March 2, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed

David Lindley, Multi-instrumentalist, solo artist 78, March 3, 2023 Claremont, California, U.S. Kidney damage as a complication of COVID-19

Robert Haimer, Barnes & Barnes 68, March 4, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Michael Rhodes, The Notorious Cherry Bombs 69, March 4, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Pancreatic cancer

Spot, record producer for Black Flag, Descendents 71, March 4, 2023 Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. Complications from stroke

James "Owl" Walsh, Gypsy 74, March 4, 2023 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Congestive heart failure

Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd 71, March 5, 2023 Milton, Georgia, U.S. Undisclosed

Lynyrd Skynyrd Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington (center) with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1977

Eric Alan Livingston, Mamaleek 38, March 6, 2023 Undisclosed

Josua Madsen, Artillery 45, March 8, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark Bus accident

Robin Lumley, Brand X, The Spiders from Mars 74, March 9, 2023 Plymouth, England Heart Failure

Napoleon XIV, Singer-songwriter 84, March 10, 2023 Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, U.S. Complications from Dementia & Parkinson's Disease

Costa Titch Amapiano, rapper and dancer 27, March 11, 2023 Johannesburg, South Africa Collapsed on stage

Canisso, Bassist for Raimundos 57, March 13, 2023 São Paulo, Brazil Undisclosed

Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System 67, March 13, 2023 Dorchester, Dorset, England Long illness

Jim Gordon, Derek and the Dominos, Traffic, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends 77, March 13, 2023 Vacaville, California, U.S. Natural causes

Bobby Caldwell, Singer-songwriter and musician 71, March 14, 2023 Great Meadows, New Jersey, U.S. Long illness

Tony Coe, Jazz musician 88, March 16, 2023 Canterbury, Kent, England Undisclosed

Fuzzy Haskins, Parliament-Funkadelic 81, March 17, 2023 Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, U.S. Complications of diabetes

Mick Slattery, Hawkwind 77, March 17, 2023 Short illness

Dima Nova, Cream Soda 35, March 20, 2023 Volga, Russia Drowned

Tom Leadon, Mudcrutch 70, March 22, 2023, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Brain hemorrhage

Luca Bergia, Drummer for Marlene Kuntz 54, March 23, 2023 Cuneo, Italy Undisclosed causes

Nick Lloyd Webber, Composer and record producer; son of Andrew Lloyd Webber 43, March 25, 2023 Basingstoke, Hampshire, England Gastric cancer

Ray Pillow, Singer 85, March 26, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Undisclosed

Howie Kane, Jay and the Americans 81, March 27, 2023 U.S. Undisclosed

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yellow Magic Orchestra 71, March 28, 2023 Tokyo, Japan Cancer

Brian Gillis, LFO 47, March 29, 2023 Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Undisclosed

Sweet Charles, Sherrell James Brown's band, The J.B.'s 80, March 29, 2023 Netherlands Emphysema

Ray Shulman, Gentle Giant 73, March 30, 2023 London, England Long illness

Red Robinson, Disc jockey 86, April 1, 2023 Vancouver, Canada A brief illness

Seymour Stein, Sire Records executive, American Hall of Fame Music, 80, April 2, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cancer

Vivian Trimble, Luscious Jackson 59, April 4, 2023 U.S. Cancer

Guy Bailey, The Quireboys 61, April 6, 2023 Undisclosed

Paul Cattermole, S Club 7, 46, April 6, 2023 Wareham, Dorset, England Heart failure

Ian Bairnson, The Alan Parsons Project, Pilot 69, April 7, 2023 Surrey, England Dementia

John Regan, Frehley's Comet 71, April 7, 2023 Wappingers Falls, New York, U.S. Undisclosed

Lasse Wellander, Guitarist for ABBA 70, April 7, 2023 Bålsta, Sweden Cancer

Cliff Fish, Paper Lace 73, April 14, 2023 Cyprus Cancer

Mark Sheehan, The Script 46, April 14, 2023 Undisclosed illness

Ahmad Jamal, Jazz pianist 92, April 16, 2023 Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, U.S. Prostate cancer

April Stevens, Nino Tempo & April Stevens 93, April 17, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Undisclosed

Otis Redding III, The Reddings 59, April 18, 2023 Macon, Georgia, U.S. Cancer

Moonbin Astro, 25, April 19, 2023 Seoul, South Korea Suicide

Mark Stewart, The Pop Group, Mark Stewart & The Maffia, New Age Steppers 62, April 21, 2023 Undisclosed

Ron Cahute, Recording artist and songwriter 68, April 22, 2023 Toronto, Canada Undisclosed

Keith Gattis, Singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer 52, April 23, 2023 Tractor accident

Harry Belafonte, Singer 96, April 25, 2023 Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Congestive heart failure

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte in 1970

Billy "The Kid" Emerson, Singer-songwriter 97, April 26, 2023 Clearwater, Florida, U.S. Undisclosed

Wee Willie Harris, Rock and roll singer 90, April 27, 2023 Undisclosed

Tim Bachman, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Brave Belt 71, April 28, 2023 London, England Cancer

John Fean, Horslips 71, April 28, 2023 Shannon, County Clare, Ireland Undisclosed

Gordon Lightfoot, Singer-songwriter 84, May 1, 2023 Toronto, Canada Natural causes

Linda Lewis, Singer-songwriter 72, May 3, 2023 Waltham Abbey, England Natural causes

Rob Laakso, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Swirlies 44, May 4, 2023 Bile-duct cancer

Chris Strachwitz, Record producer 91, May 5, 2023 San Rafael, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Menahem Pressler, Beaux Arts Trio 99, May 6, 2023 London, England Undisclosed

Rita Lee, Os Mutantes 75, May 8, 2023 São Paulo, Brazil Lung cancer

Jon Povey, Pretty Things, Bern Elliott and the Fenmen 80, May 9, 2023 Undisclosed

Francis Monkman, Curved Air, Matching Mole, Sky, 801 73, May 11, 2023 Bedfordshire, England Cancer

Dum-Dum Facção, Central 54, May 12, 2023 Complications from a stroke

Arno Veimer, Terminaator 50, May 13, 2023 Undisclosed

John Giblin, Bassist 71, May 14, 2023 Cheltenham, England Chronic illness

Algy Ward Tank, The Damned, The Saints 63 May 17, 2023 Royal Tunbridge Wells, England Undisclosed

Pete Brown, Singer and performance poet 82, May 19, 2023 Hastings, England Cancer

Andy Rourke, The Smiths 59, May 19, 2023 New York City, New York, U.S. Pancreatic cancer

Andy Rourke with The Smiths in 1985

Andy Rourke (far left) with The Smiths in 1985

Ed Ames, Ames Brothers 95, May 21, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Alzheimer's disease

Kirk Arrington, Metal Church 61, May 22, 2023 Undisclosed

Chas Newby, The Beatles, The Quarrymen, 81 May 22, 2023 London, England Undisclosed

Mark Adams, Saint Vitus 64, May 23, 2023 Parkinson's disease

Redd Holt, The Ramsey Lewis Trio 91, May 23, 2023 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lung cancer

Sheldon Reynolds Sun, The Commodores, Earth, Wind & Fire 63, May 23, 2023 Undisclosed

Bill Lee, Jazz bassist and composer 94, May 24, 2023 New York City, New York, U.S. Undisclosed

Tina Turner, Singer-songwriter 83, May 24, 2023 Küsnacht, Switzerland After a long illnessTina Turner in 1970

Tina Turner in 1970

İlham Gencer, Turkish jazz musician 101, May 24, 2023 Bodrum, Turkey Undisclosed

Reuben Wilson, Willis Jackson, Melvin Sparks 88, May 26, 2023 Harlem, New York, Lung cancer

Mordechai Rechtman, Israeli bassonist 97, May 27, 2023 Tel Aviv, Israel Undisclosed

Dickie Harrell, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps 82, May 31, 2023 Greenville, South Carolina, U.S. Undisclosed

Pacho El Antifeka, Rapper 42, June 1, 2023 Motor neurone disease

Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer 70, June 2, 2023 Paris, France Brain cancer

George Winston, Pianist 74, June 4, 2023 Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S. Cancer

Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer 83, June 5, 2023 Philadelphia, U.S. Undisclosed

Astrud Gilberto in 1970

Astrud Gilberto in 1970

Tony McPhee, The Groundhogs 79, June 6, 2023 Complications from fall and stroke

Peter Belli, Danish singer 79, June 8, 2023 Undisclosed

Jack Earls, Rockabilly singer and guitarist 90, June 12, 2023 Madison Heights, Michigan Undisclosed

Christy Dignam, Aslan 63, June 13, 2023 Dublin, Ireland Multiple myeloma

Blackie Onassis, Urge Overkill 57, June 13, 2023 Undisclosed

Sergey Kolchin, Zemlyane 45, June 15, 2023 Undisclosed

Peter Dickinson, Pianist, composter, and musicologist 88, June 16, 2023 Undisclosed

Big Pokey, Rapper 48, June 18, 2023 Beaumont, Texas, U.S. Heart attack (on stage)

Teresa Taylor, Butthole Surfers 60, June 18, 2023 Lung disease

John Waddington, The Pop Group, Maximum Joy, Perfume 63, June 20, 2023 Undisclosed

Peter Brötzmann, German jazz musician 82, June 22, 2023 Wuppertal, Germany Undisclosed

Jesse McReynolds, Jim & Jesse 93, June 23, 2023 Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S. Undisclosed

Tapas Das, Indian singer-songwriter and guitarist 68, June 25, 2023 Kolkata, India Lung cancer

Ysabelle Lacamp, French novelist, actress, and singer 68, June 26, 2023 Paris, France Cancer

Bobby Osborne, Osborne Brothers 91, June 27, 2023 Gallatin, Tennessee Aging

Clarence Barlow, Composer 77, June 29, 2023 Barcelona, Spain Injuries sustained in a fall

Rick Froberg, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes 55, June 30, 2023 Natural causes

Mo Foster, Musician, composer, record producer 78, July 3, 2023 Liver and bile duct cancer

Coco Lee, Hong Kong singer 48, July 5, 2023 Hong Kong, China Suicide

George Tickner, Journey, Frumious Bandersnatch 76, July 5, 2023 Undisclosed

Caleb Southern, Record producer 53, July 6, 2023 Unknown

Violeta Hemsy de Gainza, Argentine pianist and composer 94, July 7, 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina Natural causes

Özkan Uğur, MFÖ 69, July 8, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey Lymphoma

Sam Cutler, Tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead 80, July 11, 2023 Brisbane, Australia Cancer

Tony Bennett, Singer 96 July 21, 2023 New York City, New York, U.S. Alzheimer's disease

Tony Bennett greets Stevie Wonder at White House in 2009

Tony Bennett greets Stevie Wonder at the White House in 2009

Patty Ryan, Eurodisco singer 62, July 23, 2023 Germany Lung cancer

Brad Houser, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Critters Buggin 62, July 24, 2023 Stroke

Biff Rose, Singer-songwriter 85, July 25, 2023 Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. Undisclosed

Sinéad O'Connor, Singer-songwriter 56, July 26, 2023 London, England Undisclosed

Randy Meisner, Eagles, Poco, The Stone Canyon Band 77, July 26, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. COPD

John Gosling, The Kinks 75, August 3, 2023 Undisclosed causes

David LaFlamme, The Orkustra, It's A Beautiful Day 82, August 6, 2023 Santa Rosa, California, U.S. Complications from Parkinson's disease

Erkin Koray, Turkish folk and rock musician 82, August 7, 2023 Toronto, Canada Lung-related problems

DJ Casper, DJ and songwriter 58, August 7, 2023 Hazel Crest, Illinois, U.S. Liver and kidney cancer

Robbie Robertson, The Band 80, August 9, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Prostate cancer

Robbie Robertson performing with The Band in 1971

Robbie Robertson performing with The Band in 1971

Sixto Rodriguez, Singer-songwriter 81, August 9, 2023 Undisclosed causes

Ron Peno, Died Pretty 68, August 11, 2023 Melbourne, Australia Esophageal cancer

Clarence Avant, Music executive 92, August 13, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Jerry Moss, Record executive 88, August 16, 2023 Bel Air, California, U.S. Natural causes,

Walter Aipolani, Hawaiian singer-songwriter and guitarist 68, August 17, 2023 Liver cancer

Bobby Eli, Songwriter and guitarist 77, August 17, 2023 Havertown, Pennsylvania, U.S. Natural causes

Gary Young, Pavement 70, August 17, 2023 Undisclosed

Ray Hildebrand, Paul & Paula 82, August 18, 2023 Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Undisclosed

Václav Patejdl, Elán 68, August 19, 2023 A short illness

Toto Cutugno, Italian singer-songwriter and musician 80, August 22, 2023 Prostate cancer

Bernie Marsden, Whitesnake, UFO, Wild Turkey, Paice Ashton Lord 72, August 24, 2023 Bacterial meningitis

John Kezdy, The Effigies 64, August 26, 2023 Evanston, Illinois Bicycle crash

Brian McBride, Stars of the Lid, Bell Gardens 53, ca. August 27, 2023 Undisclosed

James Casey, Trey Anastasio Band 40, August 28, 2023 Colon cancer

Len Chandler, Folk singer 88, August 28, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Stroke

Jack Sonni, Dire Straits 68, August 30, 2023 Undisclosed

Curtis Fowlkes, The Jazz Passengers 73, August 31, 2023 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Congestive heart failure

Jimmy Buffett, Singer-songwriter 76, September 1, 2023 Sag Harbor, New York, U.S. Merkel-cell skin cancer

Jimmy Buffett in 1980

Jimmy Buffett in 1980

Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth 56, September 4, 2023 Boise, Idaho, U.S. Liver failure

Gary Wright, Spooky Tooth, Singer-songwriter 80, September 4, 2023 Palos Verdes Estates, California, U.S. Parkinson's disease

Larry Chance, The Earls 82, September 5, 2023 Orlando, Florida, U.S. Lung cancer

Charles Gayle, Jazz musician 84, September 5, 2023 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Undisclosed

Bruce Guthro, Runrig 62, September 5, 2023 Cancer

Richard Davis, Bassist 93, September 6, 2023 Undisclosed

Mylon LeFevre, Christian rock singer 78, September 8, 2023 Cancer

Brendan Croker, The Notting Hillbillies 70, September 10, 2023 Leukemia

Charlie Robison, Country singer-songwriter 59, September 10, 2023 San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Cardiac arrest

Matt Stewart, Streetlight Manifesto 41, September 10, 2023 Natural causes

MohBad, Nigerian rapper 27, September 12, 2023 Lagos, Nigeria Unknown

Roger Whittaker, Singer-songwriter 87, September 13, 2023 France Stroke

Paul Woseen, The Screaming Jets 56, September 15, 2023 Undisclosed

Irish Grinstead, 702 43, September 16, 2023 Undisclosed illness

John Marshall Nucleus, Soft Machine 82, September 16, 2023 London, England Undisclosed

Lou Deprijck, Singer and record producer 77, September 19, 2023 Brussels, Belgium Undisclosed illness

Katherine Anderson, The Marvelettes 79, September 20, 2023 Heart failure

Kent Stax, Scream 61, September 20, 2023 Metastatic cancer

Terry Kirkman, The Association 83, September 23, 2023 Montclair, California, U.S. Congestive heart failure

Russell Batiste Jr., The Funky Meters, Vida Blue 57, September 30, 2023 LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S. Heart attack

Ron Haffkine, Record producer 84, October 1, 2023 Mexico Leukemia and kidney failure

Shinji Tanimura, Japanese singer-songwriter 74, October 8, 2023 Enteritis

Buck Trent, Country music instrumentalist 85, October 9, 2023 Branson, Missouri, U.S. Undisclosed

Rudolph Isley, The Isley Brothers 84, October 11, 2023 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Heart attack

Carla Bley, Jazz composer and pianist 87, October 17, 2023 Brain cancer

Dwight Twilley, Singer-songwriter 72, October 18, 2023 Stroke while driving

The 45 King, Hip-hop producer and DJ 62, October 19, 2023 Undisclosed

Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer, songwriter and actor 78, October 19, 2023 Stockholm, Sweden Complications following open heart surgery

Gregg Sutton, Singer-songwriter and musician 74, October 22, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Undisclosed

Angelo Bruschini, Guitarist 62, October 23, 2023 Lung cancer

Mervin Shiner, Country singer-songwriter 102, October 23, 2023 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Undisclosed

Paul Harris, Keyboardist, Manassas, Souther–Hillman–Furay Band 78, October 24, 2023 Undisclosed

Steve Riley, W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns, Keel, Steppenwolf 67, October 24, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Pneumonia

Goa Gil, Electronic music DJ 72, October 26, 2023 California, U.S. B-cell lymphoma

Heath X, Japan 55, October 29, 2023 Colorectal cancer

Sean Martino, Singer and songwriter 35, November 10, 2023 Brain cancer

Conny Van Dyke, Singer and actress 78, November 11, 2023 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Vascular dementia

George Brown, Kool & the Gang 74, November 16, 2023 Long Beach, California, U.S. Lung cancer

Charlie Dominici, Dream Theater 72, ca. November 17, 2023 Undisclosed

Catherine Christer, Hennix Swedish experimental musician 75, November 21, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey Undisclosed

Mars Williams, The Psychedelic Furs, The Waitresses, Liquid Soul 68, November 20, 2023 Ampullary cancer

Jean Knight, Soul singer 80, November 22, 2023 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Undisclosed

Jim Salestrom, Singer-songwriter 67, November 22, 2023 Arvada, Colorado, U.S. Cancer

Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Harmonica player most notably with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band 71, November 23, 2023 Alzheimer's disease

Les Maguire, Gerry and the Pacemakers 81, November 25, 2023 Liverpool, England Short illness

Geordie Walker, Killing Joke 64, November 26, 2023 Prague, Czech Republic Stroke

Shane MacGowan, The Pogues 65, November 30, 2023 Dublin, Ireland Pneumonia and encephalitis

Myles Goodwyn, April Wine 75, December 3, 2023 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Diabetes

Denny Laine, Wings, The Moody Blues 79, December 5, 2023 Lung disease

Jeffrey Foskett ,The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson 67, December 11, 2023 Thyroid cancer

Essra Mohawk, Singer-songwriter 75, December 11, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Undisclosed

Zahara, Singer-songwriter 36, December 11, 2023 Johannesburg, South Africa Liver complications

Colin Burgess, AC/DC, The Masters Apprentices 77, ca. December 15, 2023 Undisclosed

Amp Fiddler, singer-songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, Parliament Funkadelic 65, December 17, 2023, Cancer

Jim Ladd, free-form Rock music disc jockey, radio producer, writer 75, December 17, 2023 Carmichael, California, U.S., Heart attack

Eric Moyo, Zimbabwean gospel singer 42, December 20, 2023 South Africa, Brain bleed, collapsed onstage

Laura Lynch, vocalist/bassist with The Dixie Chicks (thru 1997), 65, December 22, 2023 El Paso, TX, U.S., car crash

Tom Smothers, comedian and musician 86, December 26, 2023 Santa Rosa, California, U.S., Lung cancer

Maurice Hines, dancer, singer and actor 80. December 29, 2023 Englewood, New Jersey, U.S., Natural causes

Les McCann, Jazz pianist and vocalist 88, December 29, 2023 California, U.S., Undisclosed

Sandra Reaves-Phillips, actress and singer 79, December 29, 2023 Queens, New York, U.S., Undisclosed

This article will be updated through the end of 2023. Know of any errors here? Let us know in the comments below and thank you for helping us ensure accuracy.

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