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Rock Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the Rock Memorial Site.

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Prince Rogers Nelson, the musical superstar known better simply as Prince, died April 21. He was 57. One of the best-selling musicians of all time, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Prince won seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Songs including “When Doves Cry,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “Kiss” soared to popularity and became pop-culture staples, widely known by fans of all genres of music. His broad appeal was due in part to the eclectic combinations of...
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CHELSEA J. CARTER AP National Writer "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was fatally shot during a performance, was a frenetic, ear-shattering guitarist whose riffs for the Grammy-nominated Pantera and more recently Damageplan were a heavy-metal staple. He was 38. Abbott was shot to death as he took the stage Wednesday with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. Three other people also were fatally shot before a police officer shot the gunman to death....
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ATLANTA (AP) - James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73. Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. Longtime friend Charles Bobbit was by his side, he said. Copsidas said the cause of death was uncertain....
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Davy Jones Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Before there was MTV, before...

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Dick Clark Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Clark, the ever-youthful...

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Clarence Clemons Obituary (AP News)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clarence Clemons,...

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Donna Summer Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose...

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Robin Gibb Obituary (AP News)

LONDON (AP) - With his carefully tended hair,...

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Maurice White Obituary (AP News)

Maurice White, the founder and leader of the...

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Billy Powell Obituary (AP News)

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - A keyboardist for the...

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Johnny Maestro Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Johnny Maestro, who...

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