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Lloyd Price, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind such classic hits as “Personality” and “Stagger Lee,” has died at the age of 88. Price’s death was confirmed by his widow, Jackie. “I am so touched by the outpouring of love and tribute for the passing of my husband Lloyd Price, who passed peacefully […]

Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen has died at age 59. Known to ’80s rock fans as the star of Whitesnake videos and Ratt album covers, she also acted in movies such as Bachelor Party and Witchboard. According to Variety, Kitaen died Friday night at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. A cause of death has yet to […]

Tommy West, a music producer, songwriter and recording artist, best known for his work alongside Jim Croce, has died at the age of 78. In confirming his passing, West’s family noted that the music veteran’s death was the result of complications associated with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Jersey City, N.J., West began his musical career […]

Phil Naro, best known as the singer in Billy Sheehan‘s early band Talas, has died at age 63 following an extended battle with tongue cancer. “Phil was one of those rare individuals known as a ‘singer’s singer,’” reads a statement on Facebook from Naro’s family. “A staple of both the Canadian and U.S. music scene, Phil had become a […]

John Hinch, the former Judas Priest drummer who played on the band’s debut album, Rocka Rolla, has reportedly died at the age of 73. News of Hinch’s passing was confirmed by Judas Priest singer Rob Halford. “His style was strong, direct and unique,” the legendary frontman recalled to Loudwire. “I’ll be blasting Rocka Rolla today!” […]

Al Schmitt, a 23-time Grammy-winning producer and recording engineer, has died at age 91. Messages of condolence from numerous studios and other organizations have appeared on social media honoring Schmitt’s lifetime of work. (Variety notes that “multiple friends and associates have confirmed, [though] no official statement or cause of death has been given.”) Over his seven-decade […]

Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has died at age 65. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown,” reads a message uploaded to the singer’s Twitter account this morning on behalf of his wife, Keiko, and son, Jubei. “Leslie died suddenly at home […]

Jim Steinman, the songwriter and producer best known for his grandiose ballads sung by Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion and Air Supply, has died at age 73. The Connecticut state medical examiner confirmed Steinman’s death to Variety, though a cause was not immediately announced. Steinman was born Nov. 1, 1947, in New York City, […]

Mike Mitchell, co-founding guitarist of “Louie Louie” rockers the Kingsmen, died Friday at age 77. Dick Peterson, the band’s drummer since 1963, confirmed Mitchell’s death in a statement to Rolling Stone. He said Mitchell, the Kingsmen’s sole remaining original member, “peacefully passed away,” but no cause of death was announced. “We are deeply saddened by […]

Felix Silla, the actor behind such famous TV characters as Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and Twiki on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, has died at the age of 84. Silla’s death was reported by Deadline and confirmed by the actor’s former co-star, Gil Gerard. Born in the small Italian village of Roccacasale, Silla […]