Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2021


Captain Rock (nee Ron Green) - New York rapper

Ian Carey - EDM DJ

Cassiano (nee Genival Cassiano) - Brazilian singer-songwriter

Malcolm Cecil - British jazz bassist, synthersizer pioneer

Michael Chapman - British singer/songwriter/guitarist

Charlesthefirst (nee Charles Ingalls) - EDM producer

Louis Clark - Electric Light Orchestra arranger

Bill Conway - drummer with Morphine and Treat Her Right

Chick Corea - jazz pianist, won 25 Grammys

Commander Cody (nee George Fraye) - leader of the band Commader Cody & HIs Lost Planet Airmen

Paul Cotton - Poco singer-songwriter and guitarist

Count M'Butu (nee Harold L. Jones) - Derek Trucks Band percussionist

J.D. Crowe (nee John Dee Crowe) - Kentucky-born bluegrass banjo player, led group the New South



Sarah Dash - singer with LaBelle and the Rolling Stones

John Davis - Milli Vanilli vocalist

Tommy DeBarge - member of Ohio R&B group Switch

Dee Pop (nee Dimitri Papadopoulos) - Bush Tetras drummer

Deezer D (nee Dearon Thompson) - rapper/actor

Morris "B.B." Dickerson - War bassist

DJ SqueakPIVOT (nee Javunte Wheeler) - Chicago-based DJ

DMX (nee Earl Simmons) - New York-born rapper

Double K (nee Michael Turner) - People Under the Stairs rapper

John Drake - Amboy Dukes singer

Drakeo the Ruler (nee Darrell Caldwell) - Los Angeles rapper



Graeme Edge - Moody Blues co-founder and drummer

Einar (nee Nils Gronberg) - Swedish rapper

Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis - James Brown's and Van Morrison's saxophonist/musical director, co-wrote "Cold Sweat"

Emani 22 (nee Emani Johnson) - California-based R& B singer 

Bill Emerson - banjo player, member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Deon Estus - played bass with WHAM! and George Michael

Don Everly - founded the Everly Brothers with his brother Phil, original Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee


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