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Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2018

John Perry Barlow

Band: Grateful Dead

Position: song lyricist

Died: Feb. 6

Cause of death: heart failure

Age: 70

Distinctions: Along with Bob Weir, he wrote a number of Grateful Dead classics, including "Cassidy," "Estimated Prophet," "Hell in a Bucket," "I Need a Miracle," "Throwing Stones," "Feel Like a Stranger," "Heaven Help the Fool," "The Music Never Stopped," "Saint of Circumstance," "Let It Grow," "Black Throated Wind," "Looks Like Rain" and "Mexicali Blues." 

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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