Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist for the Doors, died earlier today (May 20) at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, according to a press release. The 74-year-old rock legend had been battling bile duct cancer, and he's said to have died with his wife, Dorothy, and two brothers by his side.
Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Australian band the Divinyls, died on Sunday, April 21, at the age of 53. The singer, best known for the 1991 smash 'I Touch Myself,' reportedly died at home in New York City following bouts with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Former Cold Cave member Justin Benoit has died, band member Wes Eisold reveals in a post on his Facebook page. Few details are available as of press time, and the cause of death has not yet been announced.
Sarah Kirsch, a prolific musician and fixture on the Bay Area punk rock scene since the mid-'80s, died Wednesday (Dec. 5) at the age of 42 after a battle with the genetic disease Fanconi Anemia. News of her death was announced yesterday on the Facebook page of Ebullition Records' Lisa Oglesby. Over the years, the label released albums by several of the many bands Kirsch played in.
Sad news to report today as Joel Burrows, a fixture on the Portland, Ore., music scene and a former member of the Thermals, the Minders and several other local bands, has died, reports the Portland Mercury. Burrows was severely injured early last year when he was struck by a van while crossing the street. After spending months in the ICU, he recovered some and moved to an assisted-living facility for people with brain injuries.
Terence Connor, drummer of the Brooklyn-based garage rock band Total Slacker, was killed this morning (Oct. 1) in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bike through the Bushwick section of the New York City borough. He was 24.
Louisville, Kentucky-based indie musician Jason Noble of post-hardcore band Rodan passed away on Saturday (Aug. 4) in Bethesda, Md. at age 40 after battling a rare form of cancer for three years.
No Use for a Name vocalist/guitarist Tony Sly passed away on July 31. He was just 41 years old. As of press time, the cause of Sly's death has not been revealed. Fat Wreck Chords, the punk band's longtime label, confirmed the news of Sly's passing via a post on their website, including a statement from label owner Fat Mike.
The music world suffered an unfortunate loss today (July 31) as it was announced that musician Bill Moss, co-founder of the Elephant 6 recording collective and member of the band the Olivia Tremor Control, has died at the age of 43. The cause of death has not been released.