Ed Rosenthal: Grow Like a Pro
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Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock Star Deaths in 2022

RIP: Meatloaf and Ronnie Spector


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



Flavio Etcheto - Argentine EDM pioneer; cancer; 52

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

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

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

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

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



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

Meatloaf (Marvin Aday) - rock singer from Dallas, won Grammy for "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"; Covid-related; 74

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

Rachel Nagy - Detroit Cobras lead singer/pianist; 37

Fred Parris - lead singer of The Five Satins," wrote "In the Still of the Night"; 85



Marty Roberts - L.A. lounge singer with his wife in Marty & Elayne

Badal Roy (Amerenda Roy Chowdhury - Pakistani tabla player, played with Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman

Sad Frosty (Sam Hernandez) - Houston rapper and social media star; 24 

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

Elza Soares - Brazilian samba singer; 91

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

Wavy Navy Pooh (Shandler Beaubien) - Miami rapper; murdered; 28


Total: 20


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