Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2016

Greg Lake (middle), surrounded by his band mates, Keith Emerson (left) and Carl Palmer (right).

Greg Lake

Bands: Emerson, Lake and Palmer; King Crimson

Position: bassist/vocalist

Died: Dec. 7, 2016

Cause of death: cancer

Age: 69

Distinction: Wrote and sang ELP's two hit singles, "Lucky Man" (No. 48, 1970) and "From the Beginning" (No. 39, 1972).

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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