Top 10 Musicians Who Died in 2018


The Top Ten

1 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

RIP Aretha. - Camaro6

One of the best female singers ever. R.i.p Aretha. - Userguy44

I remember the day she died me and my brother were watching the news, and aretha came on singing in the 60s or something and I said “ Wow! Aretha Franklin! What a lady! Is she doing a new concert or something? “ and then came the painful news she had passed away. And you know what gets me angry? My brother said “ Oh thank god! I don’t like old grampa music. “ R.I.P The Queen Of Soul ❤️ - DaringXx

2 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003, later reuniting with her band in 2009, which she led until her death in 2018.

This women is the best singer ever! The Cranberries rule!

3 Ray Thomas Ray Thomas
4 Vinnie Paul Vinnie Paul Vincent Paul Abbott, better known as "Vinnie Paul" (March 11, 1964 - June 22nd, 2018) was an American professional drummer and producer. Alongside his late brother Dimebag Darrell, he co-founded the Heavy Metal Bands Pantera and Damageplan, with whom he would find success with in the former. After the more.
5 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence more.
6 Otis Rush Otis Rush

One of the pioneers of blues guitar. He passed away from a stroke at age 83. - Gg2000

7 Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour (1924-2018) is a French and Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat.
8 Jill Janus Jill Janus

Vocalist of Huntress, died from committing suicide at the age of 42 - Metal_Treasure

9 Eddie Clarke Eddie Clarke
10 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

I love him he didn't die

R.I.P - BreakFastBeast2005

The Contenders

11 Ralph Santolla

Former guitarist of Death, Iced Earth, Deicide, and Obituary. Died at 51 - Metal_Treasure

12 Steve Soto

Legendary punk musician. Bassist and one of the founding member of Adolescents and Agent Orange. Also played for Manic Hispanic, 22 Jacks, Legal Weapon, and his solo project Steve Soto and the Twisted Hearts. Died on June 27, 2018 at the age of 54. - THC13

13 Mark "The Shark" Shelton

Vocalist and guitarist of Manilla Road - Metal_Treasure

14 Roy Clark

I heard about the news a few days ago. Roy was a very talented musician; he wasn't just a guitarist, he could also play banjo, mandolin, and fiddle really well. I know a bunch of country players personally who said that he was a big inspiration to convincing them to play guitar. RIP Roy! Another country legend gone. Makes you wonder who's gonna carry the torch... - Gg2000

Thanks, but I didn't add him here. I thought you commented on here before I did. - Gg2000

A Country singer. He died because he had pneumonia. Died at the age of 85. - Userguy44

15 Randy Rampage

Former vocalist of Annihilator, the guy who sang Alison Hell, died from a heart attack at the age of 58. - Metal_Treasure

16 Hugh Masekela Hugh Masekela
17 Danny Kirwan

Danny played guitar for Fleetwood Mac during part of the Peter Green and Bob Welch eras. He's an underrated guitar player. - Gg2000

18 Ed King

Former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd; he wrote the riffs to "Sweet Home Alabama", "Workin' for MCA", and "Saturday Night Special", Among others. I was not prepared for his death. - Gg2000

19 Dave Holland

Former drummer of Judas Priest, died at the age of 69. - Metal_Treasure

20 Tim Calvert

Former guitarist of Nevermore and Forbidden - Metal_Treasure

21 Willy Lange

Bassist of Lȧȧz Rockit and Dublin Death Patrol - Metal_Treasure

22 Oli Herbert

Guitarist of All That Remains - Metal_Treasure

23 Brett Hoffman

Former vocalist of Malevolent Creation - Metal_Treasure

24 Julie Lanfeld-Keskin

Vocalist for the first female fronted hardcore punk band Sin 34. Died on April 4, 2018. - THC13

25 Daniel Küblböck Daniel Küblböck
26 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.
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