Rock and Pop Star Deaths in 2019

Ranking Roger (at left) with the English Beat

Ranking Roger

Nee: Roger Charlery

Band: The English Beat

Position: vocalist

Died: Mar. 26

Cause of death: cancer

Age: 56

Distinctions: Roger and Dave Wakeling shared vocal responsibilities in the UK-based '80s ska band that had hits on the British charts with "Mirror in the Bathroom" (No. 4, 1980), "Save It for Later" (No. 45, 1982), "Jeanette" (No. 47, 1982) and "I Confess" (No. 54, 1982).

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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