Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2022

RIP Jerry Lee Lewis and Aaron Carter


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

JayDayYoungan (Javorious Scott) - Louisiana rapper; shot and killed in Bogalusa; 24

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

Mable John - Louisiana-born blues singer recorded for Motown; 91

Cliff Johnson - founder/lead singer of Chicago rock group, Off Broadway; 70

Jimmy Johnson - Chicago blues singer/guitarist; 93

Syl Johnson - Chicago-based blues/soul singer and harmonica player, had hit with "Take Me to the River"; heart failure; 85

Wilko Johnson (John Wilkinson) - British-born punk guitarist with Dr. Feelgood; cancer; 75

Naomi Judd - member of the Judds, with daughter Wynonna, who were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022, received five Grammy Awards from 1985-1992 zand had 14 No.1 country hits; suicide; 75 

Danny Kalb - NewYork-born founder/guiitarist of the Blues Project; 80

Anita Kerr - Memphis-born leader of the Anita Kerr Singers, winner of three country Grammys; 94

Hamish Kilgour - New Zealand drummer with The Clean and Baiter Space; 67

KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath)- East Indian pop singer; cardiac arrest; 53



Mark Lanegan - co-founder/lead singer with Washington-based Screaming Trees and later with Queens of the Stone Age; 57

Michael Lang - Woodstock festival co-founder/producer; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; 79

Sam Lay - blues drummer, played with Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and others; 86

Willie Leacox - drummer with America; 70

Keith Levene - British guitarist played with the Clash and founded Public Image Ltd; cancer; 65

Gord Lewis - co-founder/guitarist with Ontario-based band Teenage Head; allegedly shot by his son in Halifax; 65

Jerry Lee Lewis - Louisiana-born rock & roll singer/pianist had late-'50s hits with "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," inducted in the first Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class with 10 others and was the subject of a biopic Great Balls of Fire starring Dennis Quaid in 1989; pneumonia; 87

Ramsey Lewis - Grammy-winning jazz pianist from Chicago had a No. 13 hit with the instrumental "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965 (watch below) and later was part of the extended Earth, Wind & Fire family; 87

Lil Bo Weep (Winona Green) - Australian singer and YouTube star; 22

Lil Keed (Raqhid Render) - Atlanta-born rapper; 24

Jon Lind - writer of "Boogie Wonderland" and other songs; cancer; 73

Lottacash Destro - Houston-born female rapper; shot

Kaleb Luebchow - drummer witn Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore band War of Ages 

Loretta Lynn - Kentucky-born country music legend won four Grammys, was immortalized by the movie Coal Miner's Daughter based on her life and song with Sissy Spacek portraying the singer


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