Musicians Who Died in 2017

Our hearts break for the talented musicians who died in 2017. Whether you were a fan of these recently deceased musicians or not, the music they gave this world will always be remembered. Reading this list of recent deaths in 2017 will be surprising because some musicians die too early or are found dead after a freak accident. From the well-known to the obscure, deaths of musicians have once again provided us with too many headlines in 2017. We’ve compiled those that we’ve lost this year These are the singers, rock stars.


Malcolm Young, 64
Guitarist, songwriter Legendary AC/DC – died 18/11/17 of Dementia

Tom Petty, 66
Singer, songwriter – died 10/2/17 of cardiac arrest

Chester Bennington, 41
Singer for Linkin Park, Dead By Sunrise, Stone Temple Pilots (2013-2015) – died 7/20/17 of apparent suicide by hanging

Chris Cornell, 52
Singer, guitarist, songwriter with Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of The Dog, and more – died 5/18/17 by suicide by hanging

Chuck Berry, 90
Guitarist, singer, songwriter – died 3/18/17 of natural causes

Glen Campbell, 81
Country/pop singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor – died 8/8/17 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease

J. Geils, 71
Guitarist, leader of The J. Geils Band – died 4/11/17 of natural causes

Gregg Allman, 69
Singer, keyboardist, guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and solo artist/bandleader – died 5/27/17 of liver cancer

Walter Becker, 67
Guitarist, bassist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Steely Dan. Died 9/3/17 of undisclosed illness

Butch Trucks, 69
Drummer, co-founder of the Allman Brothers – died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound 1/24/17

Geoff Nicholls, 68
Keyboardist, Black Sabbath – died 1/28/17 from lung cancer

Joey Alves, 63
Rhythm guitarist with hard-rock group Y&T – died 3/12/17 after a struggle with ulcerative colitis

John Wetton, 67
Singer, bassist, and songwriter with King Crimson, Asia, Uriah Heep (among others). Died 1/31/17 after a battle with colon cancer.

Peter Overend Watts, 69
Bassist for Mott The Hoople – died 1/22/17 after a bout with throat cancer

John Thomas “Sib” Hashian, 67
Drummer, best known for playing with Boston – died 3/22/17 of a heart attack

Steve Lang, 67
Bassist for April Wine – died 2/4/17 while battling Parkinson’s disease



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