These following deaths were reported on Wikipedia this past week. They are of musicians from all over the world, our fellow brothers and sisters who delighted in music every bit as much as we do. May they all rest in paradise — and keep inspiring us to make music with love.
13: Tim Bogert, 76, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Cactus).
12: Shingoose, 74, Canadian folk musician, COVID-19.
11: Howard Johnson, 79, American jazz musician; Mark Keds, 50, English punk singer (Senseless Things); Rada Lysenko, 99, Ukrainian pianist and pedagogue [teacher] , People’s Artist of Ukraine.
10: David Stypka, 41, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist, complications from cancer and COVID-19; Thorleif Torstensson, 71, Swedish singer (Thorleifs), COVID-19.
8: Ed Bruce, 81, American singer-songwriter (“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”, “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had”) and actor (Bret Maverick); David Darling, 79, American cellist and composer; Michael Fonfara, 74, Canadian keyboardist (The Electric Flag, Downchild Blues Band, Rhinoceros), cancer; Antonín Linhart, 80, Czech folk singer-songwriter and guitarist.
7: Biserka Cvejic, 97, Serbian opera singer; Deezer D, 55, American rapper and actor (ER, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, CB4); Genival Lacerda, 89, Brazilian forró singer, COVID-19; Jamie O’Hara, 70, American country musician and songwriter (“Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)”, “Older Women”), Grammy winner (1987), cancer.
6: Bobby Few, 85, American jazz pianist; Yamandú Palacios, 80, Uruguayan singer, songwriter and guitarist.