Ahead of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the musicians we've lost over the last year, starting with this four-time Grammy-nominated artist… Influential rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle (real name: Ermias Asghedom) died on March 31, 2019, at 33. The father of two was shot multiple times outside his Los Angeles store, Marathon Clothing, in broad daylight. A suspect has since been arrested for his murder.
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Rocker Ric Ocasek — the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Cars — died from heart disease on Sept. 15, 2019, at his home in New York City. The six-time Grammy nominee was 75.
On Dec. 8, 2019, rapper Juice WRLD (born Jarad Higgins) died at a Chicago hospital after suffering a medical emergency shortly after flying back to his hometown from Los Angeles on a private plane. In the wake of his sudden death, the 21-year-old rapper's family issued a statement that seemed to confirm reports he'd suffered a drug overdose.
Marie Fredriksson from the soft-rock duo Roxette — most famous in America for hits including "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love" from the "Pretty Woman" soundtrack — passed away on Dec. 9, 2019, in Djursholm, Sweden after a 17-year cancer battle following a 2002 brain tumor diagnosis. She was 61.
Four-time Grammy nominee Peter Tork, who was best known as the keyboardist and bassist in The Monkees, passed away on Feb. 21, 2019, in Mansfield, Connecticut, at 77. He lost a 10-year battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma, an uncommon cancer of the salivary glands.
Janice Freeman was a contestant on season 13 of NBC's "The Voice." The powerful vocalist died on March 2, 2019, after suffering from a severe case of pneumonia that resulted in a blood clot that traveled to her heart. She was 33.
Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer Busbee (real name: Michael James Ryan) — who'd worked with country artists including Maren Morris, Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban — died on Sept. 29, 2019, following a brain cancer diagnosis. He was 43.
Musician Eddie Money — who rose to success in the 1970s and 1980s with hits like "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" (for which he earned a Grammy nod) — passed away on Sept. 13, 2019, at 70 following an esophageal cancer diagnosis.
Daryl Dragon — the Captain from the duo Captain & Tennille — rose to success in the 1970s. On Jan. 2, 2019, the singer, a two-time Grammy winner, passed away due to kidney failure. He was 76.
Ginger Baker was the drummer and co-founder of the band Cream, which earned a best new artist Grammy nomination in the '60s. The English rocker passed away on Oct. 6, 2019, in his native England following an unknown illness and hospitalization. He was 80.
Keith Flint, a founding member of electronic music pioneers the Prodigy, who earned a Grammy nod in the '90s, died on March 4, 2019. Bandmate Liam Howlett confirmed on social media that the energetic dancer and sometime vocalist "took his own life." In June 2019, Donatella Versace dedicated her 2020 spring/summer menswear show to the late performer.
Art Neville, a two-time Grammy winner, died on July 22, 2019. A notable name in the New Orleans music scene for decades, Art left a lasting impact on the industry after founding funk band the Meters and co-founding jazz act the Neville Brothers. He was 81.
Mexican singer José José died in Miami on Sept. 28, 2019. He was 71. The Latin music star, who was known as "The Prince of Song," shared in March 2017 that he'd been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Andy Anderson — a talented drummer (second from left) best known for his work with acclaimed English rock band The Cure — died at 68 on Feb. 26, 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.
Singer-songwriter James Ingram, who earned two Grammy Awards and one Academy Award nomination for best original song for "The Day I Fall in Love" from "Beethoven's 2nd," lost his battle with brain cancer on Jan. 29, 2019 — just two weeks shy of his 67th birthday.
Larry Junstrom, a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and a bassist in .38 Special, passed away on Oct. 6, 2019, at 70. The band .38 Special paid tribute in a Facebook post, writing in part, "He rocked arenas all over the world and succeeded in living his dream."
Kim Shattuck was the lead singer and guitarist of punk band the Muffs. She died on Oct. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles from complications of ALS. The talented rocker was 56.
LaShawn Daniels was a well-known songwriter in the industry who helped pen tracks for artists including Brandy, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston. LaShawn earned eight Grammy Award nominations for his work over the years and even won one for co-writing the Destiny's Child hit "Say My Name." He died at 41 on Sept. 3, 2019, in a South Carolina car accident.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dr. John (real name: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.) was an active session musician and singer who won six Grammys and earned 15 nominations over the course of his career. The gravel-voiced performer and pianist passed away on June 6, 2019, at 77 after suffering a heart attack in his hometown of New Orleans.
On March 16, 2019, famed guitarist and surf music pioneer Dick Dale — who earned a Grammy nod in the late '80s — passed away at 81. He's also known for having worked closely with Fender to create new amplifiers.
Lorna Doom (real name: Teresa Ryan) — the bassist for groundbreaking Los Angeles punk band the Germs — died after a year-long battle with breast cancer on Jan. 16, 2019. She was 60.
World-famous opera singer Jessye Norman — who won four Grammys and racked up 15 nominations over her career — died on Sept. 30, 2019, after suffering complications from a spinal cord injury. She was 74.
Two-time Grammy-winning jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers was killed in his Bronx apartment building on June 2, 2019. He was 37. Police have arrested two suspects in his death.
Ranking Roger (real name: Roger Charlery) from the bands English Beat, General Public and Special Beat, died on March 26, 2019, following a cancer battle. He was 56.
Country music singer Earl Thomas Conley passed away on April 10, 2019, at 77. Earl's brother confirmed that the three-time Grammy nominated musician — who was known for hits including "Holding Her and Loving You," "What'd You Say" and "Right From the Start" — had a condition similar to dementia and was in hospice care before his death. Country star Blake Shelton mourned his friend on Facebook, writing, "My heart is absolutely destroyed today. I'm sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning. Earl was my all time favorite singer, hero and my friend."
On Oct. 26, 2019, Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere died at 71. The Grammy nominee was being treated for liver issues following a 2015 liver cancer diagnosis.
On May 18, 2019, R&B singer Melvin Edmonds (center) of After 7 unexpectedly died at 65. The two-time Grammy nominee was the older brother of famed musician-producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.
Jerry Lawson (pictured here in the center) was best known as the lead singer of the Brooklyn-originated a cappella group The Persuasions. On July 10, 2019, he died at 75 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. The Persuasions came together in the mid-1960s and released 25 albums together.
Dave Bartholomew was a musician, composer and record producer who gained prominence in New Orleans during the latter half of the 20th century. An active force in a plethora of genres including rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll, Dave was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. He died at age 100 on June 23, 2019, from heart failure.
Singer-songwriter Donnie Fritts passed away in Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 27, 2019, at 76. The session musician died due to complications he suffered after heart surgery.
Brazilian singer João Gilberto, a two-time Grammy winner, died in Rio de Janeiro on July 6, 2019, at 88. Considered to be the pioneer of the bossa nova genre in the late 1950s, he is often referred to as the "father of bossa nova."
Four-time Grammy nominee Jim Pike (left) — the lead singer in the 1960s pop group The Lettermen — passed away on June 9, 2019, at 82 from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Charles "Chuck" Barksdale (pictured here on the right) — a founding member of doo-wop group The Dells — died on May 15, 2019, at 84. The Dells, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are responsible for hit tracks like "Oh, What a Nite," "Always Together" and "Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation."
Rhythm and blues singer Jackie Shane died on Feb. 21, 2019. She is considered to be a transgender pioneer of soul music in the 1960s and is best known for her hit single "Any Other Way." Jackie passed away in her sleep at her home in Nashville at 78.
Scott Walker was a successful singer-songwriter who evolved from teen pop sensation to avant-garde musician. On March 22, 2019, the former the Walker Brothers member lost his battle with cancer at 76.
Harold Mabern passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, at 83 after suffering a heart attack. The Memphis-born jazz pianist and composer was regarded as "one of the great post-bop pianists," according to The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings.
On May 30, 2019, eclectic '70s singer-guitarist Leon Redbone — who was known for his ragtime and vaudeville-style music performances — passed away at 69.
Grammy-winning music producer Philippe Zdar — half of the house music duo Cassius — died in a freak accident on June 19, 2019, when he fell out of a window in Paris. He was 52.
Rapper Bushwick Bill died on June 9, 2019, from pancreatic cancer. He's best known as a member of Geto Boys, which he originally joined as a dancer, alongside Scarface and Willie D.
Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter Bernie Tormé passed away on March 17, 2019, in London. Bernie is best known for playing with bands including Gillian, Atomic Rooster and Ozzy Osbourne's backing band. He reportedly died from pneumonia just before his 67th birthday.
On Jan. 26, 2019, French composer Michel Legrand died in his sleep. He was 86. During his long career, he took home three Oscars and five Grammys.
David Berman passed away on Aug. 7, 2019. The Virginia-born musician died by suicide in Brooklyn at 52. He was best known as a member of the indie rock band Silver Jews. David was also a writer who released two books, "Actual Air" in 1999 and "The Portable February" in 2009.
On July 16, 2019, Grammy-nominated South African singer Johnny Clegg — who broke racial barriers with his performances during apartheid — died from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 66.
Musician, poet, writer and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter died at 78 on Sept. 23, 2019.
On Feb. 26, 2019, Mark Hollis — the frontman for new wave British group Talk Talk — died "after a short illness from which he never recovered," his manager told media outlets.
On Sept. 8, 2019, Grammy-nominated Spanish balladeer Camilo Sesto died in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. He was 72.
Grammy-nominated bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman died at 93 on Feb. 24, 2019.
Jimmy Johnson — the Grammy-winning guitarist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, who recorded with Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd — died from complications due to kidney failure on Sept. 5, 2019, at 76.
On March 21, 2019, rising country music singer Justin Carter died in Houston while filming a music video when a gun in his pocket accidentally "went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye," his mother told Fox News. He was 35.
On Sept. 30, 2019, Grammy winner Louie Rankin — a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and actor (real name: Leonard Ford) — died in a car accident in Ontario, Canada. It's believed he was in his mid-60s at the time of his death.