Marijuana Policy Project
Curved Papers

Rock and Pop Star Deaths in 2020

Bill Withers

Band: solo performer 

Position: singer, songwriter, guitarist

Died: Mar. 30

Cause: heart related

Age: 81

Distinctions: The West Virginia-born pop-soul singer had hits with "Ain't No Sunshine" (No. 3, 1971, watch below); "Lean on Me" (No. 1, 1972); "Use Me" (No. 2, 1972); "Lovely Day" (No. 30, 1977); and "Just the Two of Us" (No. 2, 1981, with Grover Washington Jr., listen below); Bill Withers released nine albums from 1971-1985; he won Grammys for "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me" and "Just the Two of Us."

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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