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Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Jo Walker-Meador, 93 (1924 - 2017)

    Jo Walker-Meador

    Jo Walker-Meador, who rose from the Country Music Association's office manager to lead the organization for 29 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Nashville following a stroke, according to the CMA. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Robert Yancy, 39 (1977 - 2017)

    Robert Yancy

    Robert Yancy, a musician who was the only son of the iconic singer Natalie Cole and the grandson of the jazz legend Nat "King" Cole, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, of a heart attack, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Glen Campbell, 81 (1936 - 2017)

    Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" country singer who charted 80 hit songs in a career that lasted more than half a century, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Goldy McJohn, 72 (1945 - 2017)

    Goldy McJohn

    Steppenwolf founding member Goldy McJohn, whose distinctive keyboards stood out in hits such as "Born To Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride," died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, of a heart attack, according to The Canadian Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Chuck Loeb, 61 (1955 - 2017)

    Chuck Loeb

    Chuck Loeb, a highly regarded jazz guitarist who worked with Stan Getz and Steps Ahead, has died of cancer, according to Jazz Times magazine. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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