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Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2015

Sam Andrew with Janis Joplin. Photo by Elliot Landy/

Sam Andrew

Band: Big Brother & the Holding Company
Position: guitarist/songwriter
Died: Feb. 12, 2015
Cause of Death: heart complications
Age: 73
Distinction: Wrote "Combination of the Two," the lead track on Cheap Thrills.

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