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BANTOBACCONOW

Most dead from tobacco addiction!

BAN THE ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG, NOW AND PROSECUTE THE CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, TOO!

TOBACCO IS TERRRORISM!

SAME GOES FOR THE SO-CALLED "electronic" nicotine-poison drug-delivery devices!

anon1Beelion

John Lever - Chameleons

dsdfewa

your an idiot, most died of old age. Ban stupidity

Eric

Guys you missed out on one artist whose trance song Children ruled the charts in many countries. On May 9, Robert Miles died in Ibiza of cancer. RIP!

RussLichter

Don't forget Bill Paxton! One half of Martini Ranch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martini_Ranch

RussLichter

Also, Michael Parks
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-parks-mn0000468254

Thomas H. Ravn

Ivan Horn, Danish guitarist, 08 June (67 y.o.)

Lee Goodman

Co-writer of 'na na na na hey hey hey goodbye' lyrics dies aged 75 in hospice after final joy when Congress chanted his lyrics last month
By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 14:47 EDT, 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 EDT, 30 June 2017
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The co-writer of the hit 'na na na na hey hey hey goodbye' lyrics died aged 75 in a hospice but not before one final professional thrill when Congress chanted his lyrics last month.

Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam passed away while in hospice in Connecticut with his wife by his side after battling lung cancer, a close friend revealed on Wednesday.

He is best known for the 1969 hit song Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, which was foisted back into the public consciousness when Democrats sang it to Republicans in Congress in May while they waved goodbye to them after the House passed the American Health Care Act, which replaced Obamacare.

Although this was meant as a taunt to Republicans, insinuating that repealling Obamacare would lead to their removal from government, the use of the song in Congress proved an uplifting and positive moment for Mr DeCarlo.

Sad farewell: Gary DeCarlo has died at the age of 75. The lead singer of Steam passed away while in hospice in Connecticut after battling lung cancer; seen in 2015 +5
Sad farewell: Gary DeCarlo has died at the age of 75. The lead singer of Steam passed away while in hospice in Connecticut after battling lung cancer; seen in 2015

Although he was confined to a hospice with lung cancer at the time, and had been out of the limelight for many years, the songs resurgence brought him public attention once more.

He said He was thrilled when the Democrats sang his song, not for partisan reasons but because “it’s exposure,” he told MyNewsLa.

The lead singer of Steam passed away while in hospice in Connecticut with his wife by his side after battling lung cancer, a close friend revealed on Wednesday.

Gary's friend Pat Horgan said the singer's lung cancer had spread all over his body.

'I try to stay positive,' DeCarlo said in 2016. 'But there is always the thought that you won’t get cured.'

In March he wrote on Facebook: 'Just came back from seeing my doctor, I have to start 10 weeks of radiation on my left side now. My chest and groin areas. I’m starting to feel like a bagel. This is gonna take a lot longer [than] I thought.'

Early days: DeCarlo with Paul Leka and Dale Frashuer and others of the 1960s band Steam +5
Early days: DeCarlo with Paul Leka and Dale Frashuer and others of the 1960s band Steam

On June 11 he added: 'Guess who has a fractured shoulder to go along [with] all the other medical problems.'

In 2016 a GoFundMe account was opened to help pay for his medical expenses.

The note read: 'It is important to Ronn, Pat, myself and many friends to do everything possible to help Gary and his family through this dreaded disease. I spoke with Gary a few minutes ago and he is in good spirits and will keep us updated on his treatment and condition.'

Over $6,000 was raised.

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Theresa

I am a 77-year-old lady. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 55.

scriptofthebridgeforever

Lame... What a loss.

Mary

David Bowie and Glen Frye.

W‚ô•M

They died last year: http://weheartmusic.typepad.com/blog/musicians-who-died-in-2016.html

DJ Expo

Please add reggae legends Larry Marshall and Winston Samuels to this list.

DJ Expo

You can also add Reggae legend Ronnie Davis to the list

DJ Expo

Nevermind... disregard, saw you got that one. LOL

W‚ô•M

Its updated

DJ Russ

Many thanks for this list. Fantastic memories and their music lives on. Could I suggest adding Janet Seidel? A jazz legend in Australia who toured the world. Taken too soon at age 62 on 7 Aug 2017

George Hill

It was a sad year for music.
I grew up listening to so many of these greats.
RIP.

George Vreeland Hill

Leslie Keros

Please add two more to this list:

Muhal Richard Abrams, 87, NEA Jazz Master and AACM cofounder, died October 29.
John Wright, 83, Chicago-based pianist, died December 15.

W‚ô•M

added, thank you

Paul Schwartzberg

You have missed two deaths in the punk world. Mike Hudson, lead singer for Cleveland punk legends the Pagans died in his home of sepsis on 10/27/17. Fred "Freak" Smith of influential Washington DC punk band Beefeater was murdered in Los Angeles at a non-specific date in August.

W‚ô•M

Thank you, added both names. Fred Smith's name was added to August 8th, per the link provided in the date.

Brian Slartibartfast Lindsey

A late addition to the list. [29 Dec. 2017] Colin Tench (British guitarist for Corvus Stone and Colin Tench Project), 63

W‚ô•M

Thanks, updated.

Isaac

You have overlooked Jim Nabors aka Gomer Pyle who had a No 1 hit with The Impossible Dream from Man of La Manche

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