On the morning of 4 March 2019, following concerns for his welfare, police were called to Flint’s home, in Great Dunmow, Essex, where he was found dead. The police were not treating his death as suspicious. His bandmate Liam Howlett stated via Instagram that his death was a suicide.
Keith Charles Flint, born 17 September 1969, was an English singer, musician and dancer. He was the vocalist and dancer for the electronic music band The Prodigy and sang on the group’s two 1996 UK number one singles – “Firestarter” and “Breathe”.
It is being reported by Rolling Stone that guitarist and songwriter Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) has passed away at age 71. There is no official cause of death but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Manzarek passed away today (May 20, 2013) at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., known as Ray Manzarek was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and writer, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973.
Richard Pierce “Richie” Havens
The folk singer who opened the legendary ’69 Woodstock rock festival, has died of a heart attack at 72.
He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style (often in open tunings), soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Havens’ reputation as a live performer earned him widespread notice. His Woodstock appearance proved to be a major turning point in his career. As the festival’s first performer, he held the crowd for nearly three hours (in part because he was told to perform a lengthy set because many artists were delayed in reaching the festival location), and he was called back for several encores. Having run out of tunes, he improvised a song based on the old spiritual “Motherless Child” that became “Freedom”. The subsequent Woodstock movie release helped Havens reach a worldwide audience.
Alvin Lee (born Graham Alvin Barnes, 19 December 1944 – 6 March 2013)
Alvin Lee of Ten Years After died today at the age of 68 while undergoing routine surgery. The world has lost a truly great and gifted musician.