Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2015

Photo courtesy of New Orleans Times Picayune

Allen Toussaint

Band: solo artist
Position: pianist/songwriter
Died: Nov. 10, 2015
Cause of death: heart attack
Age: 77
Distinction: Wrote many popular songs, including "Java" (No. 1 for Al Hirt in 1964) and "Southern Nights" (No. 1 for Glen Campbell in 1977). Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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.