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Queen, David Bowie Producer David Richards Dies

David Richards, who produced or co-produced albums by Queen, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and others, died today after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

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Legendary Actor Peter O’Toole Passes Away at 81

Sad news today, as legendary film and stage actor Peter O'Toole has passed away in London at the age of 81. The Irish actor, who just announced his retirement last year, was known for his work in films like 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'The Lion in Winter,' 'Goodbye Mr. Chips,' and the 2006 film 'Venus,' for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Nasty Idols Singer Andy Pierce Dies at 45

The members and fans of Swedish hard rock band Nasty Idols suffered a nasty shock on Dec. 5, when singer Andy Pierce passed away suddenly after suffering a brain hemorrhage at the age of 45.

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Nelson Mandela Dies – Rockers React

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mandela, who was South Africa’s first black president, was a symbol against racial oppression over the past few decades, and has been championed by various rock stars since the '80s.

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Paul Walker Dies in Tragic Car Accident at the Age of 40

It is with heavy hearts that we bring you this tragic news at the end of the holiday weekend -- 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker has passed away at the age of 40. Walker, who was working on 'Fast and Furious 7' with Vin Diesel and director James Wan, was killed in a car explosion in California on Saturday afternoon. 

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Apple Records Composer John Tavener Dies

John Tavener, a British composer who recorded for the Beatles' Apple Records, has died. The popular classical musician was 69.

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Searchers Drummer Billy Adamson Dies

Billy Adamson, a prolific session drummer whose career highlights included a nearly 30-year stint with the Searchers, has passed away.

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Horrific Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Rock Musicians Dead

A tragic story from outside the classic-rock realm has shocked the entire music world today. Four musicians -- including two members of a rock band named the Yellow Dogs -- are dead after a horrific murder-suicide that took place early this morning in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Drummer Lee Crystal Dies

Lee Crystal, who played drums for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts during their most commercially successful period in the '80s, has died. He passed away from complications from multiple sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with in 1993.

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Bobby Parker
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Beatles, Led Zeppelin Influence Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Blues rock guitarist Bobby Parker, whose iconic 'Watch Your Step' riff directly influenced classic songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many other famous artists, has died at the age of 76.

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Pete Haycock, Founding Climax Blues Band Guitarist, Dies at 62

Founding Climax Blues Band guitarist Pete Haycock has died at the age of 62 of an apparent heart attack, according to a post on the group's official website.

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Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Confirmed

There is now a confirmation of the cause of Lou Reed’s death. It has been revealed that the Velvet Underground and solo star died at his home on Long Island yesterday (Oct. 27) of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.

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