Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2017

Molly Hatchet’s Dave Hlubek (sunglasses) and Banner Thomas (red shirt).

Dave Hlubek and Banner Thomas

Band: Molly Hatchet

Positions: guitarist; bassist

Died: Sept. 3; Apr. 10

Causes of death: heart attack; pneumonia

Ages: 66; 63

Distinctions: The Southern-rock band, founded by Hlubek in 1971, had six albums in the Top 200, peaking with Flirtin' with Disaster at No. 19 in 1979. The title track hit No. 42 in 1980.

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