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Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dies at 84

Celebrated drummer Ed Shaughnessy has died. According to CNN, the musician passed away at his home in Calabasas, Calif. on Friday morning (May 24) after suffering a heart attack. He was 84 years old.

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Longtime Uriah Heep Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

British rock bassist Trevor Bolder has passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. Best known for his long stint with Uriah Heep, the rocker also played with David Bowie during his '70s prime.

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Ray Manzarek
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Ray Manzarek of the Doors Dies: Rockers React on Twitter

The death of the Doors' founding member and keyboardist Ray Manzarek has sent ripples through the classic rock community, with many of his peers sharing their sadness and praising his contributions to music history on Twitter.

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Man Bassist Ken Whaley Dies at 66

Bassist Ken Whaley, a former member of the Welsh prog/psychedelic/blues band Man, has passed away at the age of 66.

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Dick Trickle
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Racing Legend Dick Trickle Commits Suicide

Richard "Dick" Trickle died Thursday at the age of 71. His body was discovered next to his pickup truck at a cemetery in Lincoln County, North Carolina, after the longtime NASCAR and short-track driver shot himself, according to police.

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Former Krokus Drummer Dani Crivelli Dies

Drummer Dani Crivelli, who played with the Swiss metal band Krokus from 1987-1989, has passed away. The band revealed his death in a statement on their web site on Sunday (April 21).

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‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier Dead at 66

Richard LeParmentier, who was a key actor in one of the most famous 'Star Wars' scenes of all time, has passed away at 66. Even if you don't know his name, you'll surely know him as the Imperial Admiral whose "lack of faith" Darth Vader finds disturbing.

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Producer Andy Johns Dies at 61

Veteran producer and engineer Andy Johns, whose resume boasted classic albums by a long list of rock bands that included Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, has passed away at the age of 61.

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Angels Bassist Chris Bailey Dies After Battle With Cancer

Chris Bailey, bassist for the Australian hard rock band the Angels, has passed away on Thursday, April 4 after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 62 years old.

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Richard Griffiths (Best Known As Uncle Vernon From Harry Potter) Is Dead At 65 Following Heart Surgery

Harry Potter had a devil of a time with his muggle Uncle Vernon but sadly he will no longer have to deal with him because the man who played him, Richard Griffiths died Thursday from complications after heart surgery. Regardless of if you had your nose in Harry Potter books or are a fan of the films, Richard's career was rather extensive past what he was lately famous for.

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Hugh McCracken
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Legendary Session Guitarist Hugh McCracken Dies

Renowned guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken has passed away. The musician, producer and arranger, who was a fixture of the New York recording scene, was an in-demand player for decades, performing on recordings by Paul Simon, John Lennon, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Kenny Loggins and Steely Dan, to name but a few of an enormous list of credits.

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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