Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2022

RIP: Meatloaf and Ronnie Spector


Bobbe "Beegie" Long Adair - Nashville-based jazz pianist; 84

Ian Alexander Jr. - performed as DJ Desdune, actress/director Regina King's son; 26

Ernie Andrews - Philadelphia-born blues/jazz singer; blood clot; 94

Baby Cino (nee Timothy Starks) - Haitian rapper from Miami; drive-by shooting; 20

Gary Brooker - founder/lead singer/pianist of British prog band Procol Harum; cancer; 76

Johnny Brown - known best for his role on Good Times, he was also a '60s pop singer; 84

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

Mike Cross - co-founder/guitarist of Detroit alt-rock band Sponge; 57

Betty Davis - funk-rock singer, was married to Miles Davis; cancer; 77



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

Flavio Etcheto - Argentine EDM pioneer; cancer; 52

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

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

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

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


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Steve Bloom

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