Rock and Pop Star Deaths in 2019

Mark Hollis (at left) with his Talk Talk mates

Mark Hollis

Band: Talk Talk

Position: lead singer, co-founder

Died: Feb. 25

Cause of death: unspecified illness

Age: 64

Distinctions: British synth-pop band had hits with "It's My Life" (No. 33, 1984), "Talk Talk" (No. 75, 1982), "Such a Shame" (No. 89, 1984) and "Life's What You Make It" (No. 90, 1986). 

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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