In New York City, USA, due to complications from HIV (78), singer, songwriter, movie actor and former member of the Pozo Seco Singers, whose 44 hits include such classics as 'I Believe In You'. & The Dixie Dancekings' and 'Smokey & The Bandit', both with Burt Reynolds. In Mobile, Alabama, USA of emphysema (50), singer and songwriter, and one half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, whose hits include 'My Town', 'Hillbilly Shoes', 'She Couldn't Change Me', 'If You Ever Stop Loving Me', 'Something to Be Proud Of', 'Lucky Man', 'Back When I Knew It All', 'Roll With Me' and 'Headlights'. In Medford, New Jersey, USA, following a helicopter crash (79), songwriter, musician and publisher, whose compositions include 'Down Where The Still Waters Flow', 'I Am Weary Let Me Rest' (from tbe movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou'), 'Journey's End', 'No Blind Ones There', 'Out On The Ocean', 'Remembrance Of You' and 'Rollin' Stone', and publisher of the magazine 'Bluegrass Unlimited'.'You're My Best Friend', 'Tulsa Time', 'Some Broken Hearts Never Mend', 'I Recall A Gypsy Woman', 'It Must Be Love', 'Amanda', 'Good Ole Boys Like Me', 'I'm Just A Country Boy' and 'Come Early Morning', and whose compositions have been recorded by such acts as Solomon Burke, Dickey Lee, Charley Pride, Johnny Rodriguez, Jean Shepard, Sonny James, Lefty Frizzell, Tompall Glaser and Kenny Rogers. Owner of Wynwood Recording Studio and Winwood Music, he was instrumental in setting up the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM).In Pleasanton, California, USA of heart failure (52), singer, songwriter and actor, whose songs for Tragically Hip include such radio classics as 'New Orleans Is Sinking', 'Blow At High Dough', 'Courage (For Hugh Mac Lennan)', 'Ahead By A Century' and 'Bobcaygeon'. In Toronto, Canada, of glioblastoma (71), songwriter, vocalist and guitarist with Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah, and writer of the groups signature tune amd Chicago anthem 'Lake Shore Drive', featured in the movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy II'.In Chicago, Illinois, USA, of cancer (89), singer and songwriter, whose hits include such classics as 'Ain't That A Shame', 'Blueberry Hill', 'My Blue Heaven', 'Blue Monday', 'Whole Lotta Loving', 'I'm Ready', 'My Girl Josephine'.As a steel guitarist, Billy Mize recorded with Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Bond, Merle Travis, and Tommy Duncan and also worked as a member of Haggards band The Strangers. Mize went on to host Gene Autrys Melody Ranch series on KTLA-TV, before setting up his own television production company.
Other hits include 'This I Swear' and 'Pennies From Heaven'.
In Nashville, Tennesse, USA, of heart failure (66), songwriter, actor, and singer with both Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys, and whose hits include such classics as 'Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll', 'American Girl', 'I Need To Know', 'You're Gonna Get It!
', 'Listen To Her Heart', 'Don't Do Me Like That', 'Refugee', 'Here Comes My Girl', 'The Waiting', 'A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)', 'You Got Lucky', 'Change Of Heart', 'Don't Come Around Here No More', 'Make It Better (Forget About Me)', 'Rebels', 'Jammin', 'I Won't Back Down', 'Runnin' Down A Dream', 'Free Fallin'', 'Love Is A Long Road', 'A Face In The Crowd', 'Yer So Bad', 'Learning To Fly', 'Out In The Cold', 'Mary Jane's Last Dance', 'Something In The Air', 'You Don't Know How It Feels', 'You Wreck Me', 'It's Good To Be King', 'A Higher Place', 'The Last DJ', 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around', 'Handle With Care' and 'End Of The Line'.
In New York City, USA, of cancer (88), singer-songwriter and radio DJ, whose hits included 'Red Headed Woman' and 'We Wanna Boogie' and who toured with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, following a fall (69), songwriter and bass guitarist whose hits include 'Firefly' (The Temptations), and who backed Little Richard for more than 30 years, as well as such stars as Candi Staton, Bobby Gentry and Wilson Pickett.