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Leslie West, co-founder and guitarist with the pioneering hard rock-band Mountain, has died at age 75. The Los Angeles Times confirmed his death through a publicist. Rolling Stone and Variety are also reporting that West has passed. The news was initially shared by West’s long-time associates at Dean Guitars, though no other details were given. […]

Carl Mann, who took a rockabilly version of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa” into the Top 40, died yesterday at the age of 78. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Mann passed away at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. The cause of death was not published. Born Aug. 22, 1942 in Huntingdon, […]

Comic book artist Richard Corben, who created the cover for Meat Loaf‘s landmark Bat Out of Hell album, has died at the age of 80. His widow, Dona, shared the news on his studio’s Facebook page, noting that Corben died last week. “It is with great sorrow and loss that I must share the sad news that Richard Corben […]

Howard Wales, the musician Jerry Garcia described as his favorite collaborator, died at the age of 77 yesterday, his family confirmed. The keyboardist failed an audition for the Grateful Dead in 1970 because his approach didn’t match the group’s. He appeared on their album American Beauty that same year, and Garcia himself kept the relationship going. “Howard […]

David Lander, who found fame playing Squiggy in Laverne and Shirley, died at the age of 73 as a result of a long battle with multiple sclerosis, his family said in a statement. He gained acclaim for his double act with Michael McKean, who played Lenny in the Happy Days offshoot, where they had a […]

David Prowse, the 6-foot, 7-inch strongman who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movies, has died at age 85, his agent confirmed. Although the Vader character was voiced by James Earl Jones, and his death scene in Return of the Jedi was performed by Sebastian Shaw, Prowse was credited for creating the dominant […]

Game show host Alex Trebek died early in the morning on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the age of 80. The iconic Jeopardy! host had been battling Stage Four pancreatic cancer, a diagnosis he first revealed in March 2019. With a mix of intelligence, wit and charm, the beloved television personality won over many fans during […]

Game show host Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80. The television personality, best-known as the long-tenured host of Jeopardy!, had been battling pancreatic cancer. News of his passing was confirmed by the official Jeopardy! Twitter account, which stated: “‘Jeopardy!’ is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early […]

Bones Hillman, bassist with Midnight Oil, died at age 62 on Nov. 7 after a cancer battle, the band confirmed. The New Zealand native, born Wayne Stevens, passed at home in Milwaukee. He first joined the group in 1987, in time to appear on their acclaimed 1990 album, Blue Sky Mining, and its follow-up, Earth and Sun […]

Ken Hensley, co-funding former keyboardist with Uriah Heep, died at the age of 75 at home in Spain on Nov. 4, his brother confirmed. Hensley wrote many of the band’s songs during his tenure from 1970 to 1980, performing guitar and lead vocals on a number of occasions. He later worked with W.A.S.P., Cinderella, Blackfoot […]