Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2021


Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla (nee Lamonn Young) - Milwaukee rapper

Anne Feeney - folk singer-songwriter/activist

Vicente "El Rey" Fernandez - Mexican pop singer

Mike Finnigan - Kansas-born keyboard player, toured with Bonnie Raitt and others 

Michael Fonfara - Rhinoceros, Electric Flag, Lou Reed keyboardist

Denny Freeman - Texas-based guitarist



Stephen "Baba Zumbi" Gaines - founder of Bay Area hip-hop group Zion I

Gift of Gab (nee Timothy Parker) - co-founder/MC of Blackalicious

Greg Gilbert - lead singer of British band Delays

Mark "Big Toe" Goffeney - San Diego guitarist

Ari Gold - LGBTQ singer-songwriter

Larry Goshorn - Cincinnati-born guitarist played with Pure Prairie League and The Sacred Mushroom

Milford Graves - jazz drummer

Earl "JT" Gray - bluegrass musician and Nashville club owner

Nanci Griffith - Austin-based folk singer

Margo Guryan - New York-born singer-songwriter



Tom T. Hall - Kentucky-born C&W singer-songwriter, member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Sarah Harding - singer in British group Girls Aloud

Wellington "Slide" Hampton - jazz trombonist, composer and arranger

James Harman - Texas-based blues guitarist

Jon Hassell - avant-garde composer

Roger Hawkins - house drummer at FAME Studios in Musicle Shoals, AL

Don Heffington - Lone Justice drummer

Skilyr Hicks - America's Got Talent contestant 

D. Hill (nee Darius Hill) - produced and co-wrote songs for Future and other rappers

Joseph "Dusty" Hill - ZZ Top bassist

John Hinch - original Judas Priest drummer

Leonard "Hub" Hubbard - original bassist with The Roots



Paul Jackson - Herbie Hancock's Headhunters bassist

Thomas "Stonewall" Jacksoncountry singer and longtime Grand Ole Opry member

Howard Johnson - jazz tuba player

Joey Jordison - Slipknot drummer



Sayaka Kanda - Japanese singer/actress

Kangol Kid (nee Shaun Fedquire) - Brooklyn-born rapper with UTFO

Mark Keds (nee Mark Myers) - Senseless Things singer-guitarist

Sean Kennedy - Australian bassist with I KIlled the Prom Queen and Deez Nuts

K-Hand (nee Kelli Hand) - Detroit-based house and techno DJ



Jeff LaBar - Cinderella guitarist

Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom singer-guitarist

Rick Laird - Irish-born bassist with Mahavishnu Orchestra

Anita Lane - Australian singer-songwriter with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Dayami Lozado - Cuban salsa singer

Lil Loaded (nee Deshawn Robertson) - Texas-based rapper

Lil Theze - Vallejo, Califiornia-based rapper



Marcus "The Magificent" Malone - played percussion with the original Santana Blues Band

Carlos Marin - Spanish baritone with Il Divo

Junior Mance - jazz pianist

Tony Markellis - Trey Anastasio Band bassist

Andrea Martin - Brooklyn-borrn R&B singer-songwriter

Pat Martino (nee Patrick Azzara) - jazz guitarist

Gerry Marsden - Gerry & the Pacemakers singer-songwriter and guitarist

Bob Matthews - Grateful Dead sound engineer and roadie

Elliot Mazer - engineer/producer

Clarence "Mac" McDonald - studio keyboard player and pop producer 

Phyllis McGuire - McGuire Sisters lead singer 

Les McKeown - Bay City Rollers lead singer

MC Kevin (nee Kevin Bueno) - Brazilian pop singer

Fritz McIntyre - Simply Red keyboard player

Ellen Mcllwaine - Nashville-born blues singer/guitarist

Shawn McLemore - gospel singer

Will Mecum - Karma to Burn guitarist

Jameel Moondoc - avant-garde jazz saxophonist

Bob Moore - Nashville-born basssist, played with Elvis Presley, Roger Miller and others

Jorge Morel - Argentine classical guitarist

George Mraz - Czech jazz bassist, played with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and others

Reed Mullin - Corrosion of Conformity co-founder and drummer

Murdock (nee David Turner) - member of Brooklyn Zu hip-hop group


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