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Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2016

Gary Loizzo (left) with the American Breed, circa 1968. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Gary Loizzo

Band: the American Breed
Position: vocalist
Died: Jan. 16, 2016
Cause of death: pancreatic cancer
Age: 70
Distinction: The band's biggest hit, "Bend Me, Shape Me," peaked at No. 5 in 1968. Loizzo went on to become a producer and engineer for Styx. 

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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