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Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2022

The Ronettes - Ronnie Spector at left


CPO Boss Hogg (Vincent Edwards, a.k.a. Lil Nation) - L.A. rapper; heart attack; 52



Flavio Etcheto - Argentine EDM pioneer; cancer; 52

J $tash (Justin Joseph) - California-based rapper; suicide; 28

Jesse D (Jesse Lee Daniels)) - singer with New York R&B group Force MDs; 57



Emmaretta Marks - sang with Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and others

James Mtume (James Forman) - percussionist and songwriter, played with Miles Davis, son of Jimmy Heath; 76

Calvin Simon - original member of The Parliaments with George Clinton, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee; 79

Ronnie Spector - lead singer of The Ronettes, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee; cancer; 78

Earl Swavey - L.A. rapper; murdered; 26



Traxamillion (Sultan Banks) - San Jose DJ/hip-hop producer; cancer; 42


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