Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2016

Paul Kantner (left) with the Jefferson Airplane; Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen and Marty Balin.

Paul Kantner

Band: Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship
Position: vocalist/guitarist
Died: Jan. 28, 2016
Cause of death: multiple organ failure
Age: 74
Distinction: Wrote the lead song, "We Can Be Together," on Volunteers (1969), as well as the title track with Marty Balin, and co-wrote "Wooden Ships" with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.

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.