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Sir Sean Connery, best known as the first actor to portray James Bond on the big screen, has died at the age of 90 of undisclosed causes. According to the BBC, Connery died overnight in his sleep. The report quoting his son Jason, who said that his father had “had many of his family who could be in […]

Tony Lewis, singer and bassist for the London-based pop-rock trio the Outfield, has died. He was 62. The news was shared on Lewis’ Facebook page, which did not disclose the cause of death. “It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that Tony Lewis has unexpectedly passed away,” reads a post. “He was a […]

Spencer Davis, whose eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood‘s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, has died after a bout with pneumonia. He was 81. “He was a very good friend,” Spencer’s agent Bob Birk told the BBC. “He was a highly ethical, very talented, goodhearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He will […]

Former King Crimson bassist and vocalist Gordon Haskell has died at the age of 74. Confirmation of the rocker’s passing came via his Facebook page. “It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many,” the post read, accompanied […]

Former AC/DC bassist Paul Matters died at home in Australia, author Jesse Fink reported. Described by the band as a “pretty boy,” he was fired by Bon Scott in 1975 after only being in the group for a matter of weeks, and soon gave up music altogether. He’d lived a reclusive life since then, only […]

Actress and model Margaret Nolan, who appeared in the Beatles’ first film, A Hard Day’s Night, and the James Bond movie Goldfinger the same year, died on Oct. 5 at the age of 76, her son Oscar Deeks confirmed to Variety. Nolan played a woman at a casino in the Fab Four’s comedy, which was released in July 1964. […]

Rocco Prestia, the founding bass player of the legendary funk band Tower of Power, died on Sept. 29 at the age of 69. Founder and saxophonist Emilio Castillo confirmed the news yesterday on Tower of Power’s Facebook page. “Our dear ‘Rocco’ passed away last night, peacefully with his family by his side at a hospice […]

Singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote “In the Ghetto” and “A Little Less Conversation” for Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 78, his manager confirmed. Born in Texas, Davis began working in the music industry in Atlanta, then moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote for and performed with Nancy Sinatra. After finding fame with his […]

Helen Reddy, who became a feminist icon for her 1971 hit “I Am Woman,” has died at the age of 78. Reddy’s children, Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers, broke the news on her official Facebook page. The cause of death was not given, but the Guardian reports that she had been diagnosed with dementia five […]

Van Halen‘s original bass player, Mark Stone, has reportedly died at an unknown age after a battle with cancer. The news was reported by his brother David on Instagram. Stone played alongside drummer Alex Van Halen and guitarist Eddie Van Halen in pre-Van Halen bands named Genesis and Mammoth, and was a member of Van […]