Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2022

RIP: Meatloaf and Ronnie Spector


Jamal Edwards - British DJ who performed under the name Jamal Artman; heart attack; 31

Flavio Etcheto - Argentine EDM pioneer; cancer; 52

Archie Eversole - Atlanta rapper; shot and killed by his brother, Alexander Krause; 37

Daniel Fawcett - former guitarist with Canadian rock band Helix; murdeered in London, Ontario; 52

FBG Cash (Tristian Hamilton) - Chicago rapper; shot and killed; 31

Anton Fier - Cleveland-born drummer founded the Golden Palominos, played with the Lounge Lizards, the Feelies and many others

Andy Fletcher - co-founder and keyboardist of Depeche Mode, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022; 60



Ricky Gardiner  Scottish guitarist who played with David Bowie and Iggy Pop; Parkinson's; 73

Donnie Gerrard - lead singer with Canadian band, Skylark; cancer; 75

Mickey Gilley - Mississippi-born C&W singer whose bar Gilley's was made famous in Urban Cowboy

Dallas Good - singer/guitarist with Toronto's The Sadies; 48

Sam Gooden - original member of Chicago soul group The Impressions; inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991; 87

Goonew (Markelle Morrow) - Maryland rapper; shot; 24

Frank "Francisco" González - original member of Los Lobos; 86

Robert Gordon - Maryland-born rockabilly singer was popular in the NYC punk scene; leukemia; 75

Howard Grimes - drummer with Al Green and others; kidney failure; 80

Steve Grimmett - lead singer of British metal band Grim Reaper: 62

Guitar Shorty (David Kearney) - Houston-born blues singer/guitarist, friend of Jimi Hendrix; 87



Dick Halligan - original member of Blood, Sweat & Tears, played trombone, flute and keyboards; 78

William Hart - co-founder/lead singer of Philadelpha soul group, The Delfonics; complications from surgery; 77.

Ronnie Hawkins - famous for discovering The Band, who backed up Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, in Toronto where he moved from his native Arkansas; 87

Rosa Lee Hawkins - singer with New Orleans girls group, The Dixie Cups; 76

Taylor Hawkins - drummer with Foo Fighters; drug overdoise; 50

Bob Heathcote - former bassist with Suicidal Tendencies; motorcycle accident; 58

Michael Henderson - soul singer and jazz bassist with Miles Davis in the '70s; cancer; 71

Sam Henry - drummer with the Oregon-based punk-rock band The Wipers; cancer; 65

Judy Henske - Wisconsin-born follk singer known as "the Queen of the Beatniks; 85.

Marva Hicks - Virginia-born R&B singer/actress; 66

Hana Horka - Czech folk singer; Covid-related; 57


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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