Legendary guitarist Bert Jansch has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 67. The musician, hailed by some as the British Bob Dylan, was a leading figure of the British folk revival in the 60s and a founding member of Pentagle. Born in Glasgow on 3 November 1943, he released 23 solo albums, the last of which, The Black Swan (2006), featured collaborations with Beth Orton and Devendra Banhart.
TV Salesman Don Lapre has been found dead in his jail cell, the authorities said. The apparent cause of death – suicide.
Arch West, the inventor of Doritos (the tasty snack) has passed away at the age of 97. According to information acquired by TMZ, the legend will be buried with three different flavours of his prized invention.
R&B sensation Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. 10 years on, the music industry paused to mark the sad anniversary.
The body of actor Michael Showers was found floating along the Mississippi river last Wednesday. Showers was a star in HBO drama Treme and played the role of police Capt. John Guidry.
Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson wrote hit Motown songs such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand and I’m Every Woman, has died from throat cancer at the age of 70.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her bed with no sign of paraphernalia or drugs nearby.
So the world’s most famous alcoholic and junkie – the car crash that was Amy Winehouse – is dead at last, putting herself out of what appeared to be a miserable quagmire of destructive addiction. No one is surprised but every one shocked.
The recently deceased Amy Winehouse reportedly bought a variety of drugs on the night before her death.
Seeing headlines of ‘Charlie Sheen is dead’ come as no shock, nor does the lack of their validity. Sheen and his faux death rumours are a product of the media tangle we all live in.