Jonathan Demme, an Oscar winner for 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' had been battling cancer since 2010.
Sylvia Moy, who was Motown's first female writer and producer, co-wrote many hits for Stevie Wonder.
Toby Smith co-founded Jamiroquai and co-wrote many of their hits.
As founder of Roland, Ikutaro Kakehashi made electronic keyboards and drum machines accessible to the masses.
Diffuser.fm looks back at the many artists we've lost in 2017.
John Lever drummed with the Chameleons from 1981-87 and again from 2000-03.
David Axelrod's, whose beat-heavy records were heavily sampled by crate-digging hip-hop producers, has died.
Dahlqvist, known as "String," spent nine years with Swedish garage rockers the Hellacopters.
Tom Edwards, who served as the guitarist and musical director for Adam Ant died yesterday (Jan. 25) at the age of 41.
Jaki Liebezeit, the founding (and only) drummer of krautrock pioneers Can, has died at age 78 after a sudden bout with pneumonia.