Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2018

Edwin Hawkins and his singers

Edwin Hawkins

Band: Edwin Hawkins Singers

Position: lead singer

Died:  Jan. 15

Cause of death: pancreatic cancer

Age: 74

Distinction: Had a big crossover gospel hit with "Oh Happy Day" (No. 4, 1969). 

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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