Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2016

Dave Swarbrick (second from left) and his Fairport Convention bandmates.

Dave Swarbrick

Band: Fairport Convention
Position: vocalist, violin, mandolin
Died: June 3, 2016
Cause of death: emphysema
Age: 75
Distinction: Led the pioneering British folk-rock group that also included Richard Thompson.

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.