Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2016

Bobby Vee (Robert Velline)

Band: solo artist

Position: singer

Died: October 24, 2016

Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease

Age: 73

Distinction: Had five Top 10 singles: "Devil or Angel" (No. 6, 1960), "Rubber Ball" (No. 6, 1960), "Take Good Care of My Baby" (No. 1, 1961), "Run to Him" (No. 2, 1961) and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (No. 3, 1962).

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.