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Cry of Love Singer Kelly Holland Dies at 52

Kelly Holland
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Sad news to report. Cry of Love singer Kelly Holland has passed away at the age of 52. After battling a serious abdominal infection, Holland died from the condition on Feb. 24.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46 – Rockers React on Twitter

Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. According to the New York Times, Hoffman was found in his New York apartment Sunday morning (Feb. 2) of an apparent drug overdose.

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Tom Morello Salutes Late Folk Singer Pete Seeger

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Folk legend Pete Seeger has passed away at the age of 94. The musician, long considered to be one of the pioneers of folk music, died Monday (Jan. 27) from natural causes at New York's Presbyterian Hospital.

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Fan Dies After Stage Dive at Swiss Concert Headlined by Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Records

Tragic news to report out of Switzerland, as a fan has died from injuries sustained in a stage dive at a concert headlined by Suicidal Tendencies. The Jan. 22 show was part of the Persistence Tour that also featured Terror, Strife and Evergreen Terrace.

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Century Media Records Co-Owner Oliver Withöft Dies at 49

Oliver Withöft
Century Media

Sad news for the rock and metal world. Century Media Records co-owner Oliver Withöft has passed away at the age of 49. The record industry leader died after fighting a serious illness that forced Withöft to withdraw himself from daily management duties.

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Thai Black Metal Musician Apparently Murdered; Satanic Fan Confesses to Crime via Facebook

Surrender of Divinity
Facebook: Surrender of Divinity

This story is not for the faint of heart. Samong Traisattha, vocalist for Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, was allegedly murdered on Jan. 8. According to various sources, the deceased musician's widow, Jaruvan Surapol, named fan Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn as the key suspect.

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Rockers We Lost in 2013

Jeff Hanneman Chi Cheng
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While 2013 was a great year for music, we sadly lost several rockers along the way. Some names will be instantly familiar, including a few legends in the metal world, while others are from lesser known acts

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Nelson Mandela Dies: Rockers React

Nelson Mandela
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The world has lost one of the great leaders and a key figure in the human rights movement as former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal’s Father Passes Away

Bumblefoot
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Sad news to report from the Guns N' Roses camp. The father of guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal has passed away.

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Nine Inch Nails Superfan and Photojournalist Andrew Youssef Dies at 38

Andrew Youssef
AndrewYoussef.com

It was only two weeks ago when we wrote about Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor using Facetime to interact with a terminally ill fan onstage during a performance in Las Vegas. That fan was esteemed concert photographer and journalist Andrew Youssef, and we've just learned he passed away from colon cancer on Nov. 30.

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