International Cannabis Business Conference

Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2018

Hugh Masekela

Band: solo performer

Position: trumpet/vocals

Died: Jan. 23

Cause of death: undisclosed

Age: 78

Distinctions: The South African born jazz musician had a No. 1 hit with the catchy instrumental, "Grazin' in the Grass," in 1968. In 1997, he released the political song, "Mandela (Bring Him Home)."

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.