Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2015

That’s Phil Austin carrying the bag in the middle with his Firesign Theatre cohorts, circa 1971.

Phil Austin

Band: Firesign Theatre
Position: comedian/guitarist
Died: June 18, 2015
Cause of death: cancer
Age: 74
Distinction: Known best for his character, Nick Danger, a take-off on detectives like Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.