International Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame Member. In hospital at Bakersfield, California, USA, of intestinal bleeding, having been transferred there from California State Prison in Corcoran, California, USA (64), singer, songwriter and regarded as a leading rock exponent of rhythm guitar, and who with AC/DC.the band he founded, scored such hits as 'For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)', 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap', 'Highway To Hell', 'Problem Child', 'You Shook Me All Night Long', 'Thunderstruck', 'Let There Be Rock', 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and 'Back In Black'.
(78), singer-songwriter known as Queen Of The Blues, who in addition to scoring hits under her own name ('Trapped By A Thing Called Love', 'Now Run And Tell That', 'Man Sized Job', 'Love Me Right', and 'Married, But Not to Each Other'), penned songs covered by such stars as Barbara Mandrell, Little Milton. Daughter of songwriter Robert Gall and singer Ccile Berthier, she later married songwriter Michel Berger, enjoying more than 50 hits in France and Germany.Dakota Staton, Sandra Hall, Dana Gillespie, Vaneese Thomas, Koko Taylor, Z. In Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, of an infection complicated by cancer.The son of singer and actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, David Cassidy started his career as an actor, featuring in more than thirty television movies including 'Bonanza', 'CSI', 'Malcolm In The Middle', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Fantasy Island', 'The Island', 'Marcus Welby MD', 'Ironside', 'The FBI', and 'Police Story'.He also starred in a number of stage musicals, including 'Blood Brothers' and 'Joseph & Tne Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.Tom Petty's acting credits include 'The Gary Shandling Show', 'FM', 'Made In Heaven', 'The Larry Sanders Show', 'The Postman' (with Kevin Costner), 'The Simpsons' and 'King Of The Hill.
International Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame Member. In Santa Monica, California, USA, following a heart attack (87), songwriter, recording artist, record producer and label owner, whose hit songs included such classics as 'Silhouettes' (The Rays, The 4 Seasons, Herman's Hermits, The Diamonds and Cliff Richard), 'Daddy Cool' (The Rays and The Darts), 'La Dee Dah' (Billy & Lillie and Jackie Dennis), and 'Tallahassee Lassie' (Freddy Cannon).In Sydney, Australia, of dementia (88), singer, songwriter, steel guitarist, television host and radio DJ, whose eleven vocal hits include 'You Cant Stop Me' and 'Make It Rain', while also penning songs for Charlie Walker ('Who Will Buy The Wine?'), Johnny Sea ('My Baby Walks All Over Me'), Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Red Simpson, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Bob Luman, Vikki Carr, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Price and Buck Owens.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'.In Diessenhofen, Switzerland, of heart failure (57), songwriter and pianist, who penned several film scores including Mickey Rooney's 'Home for Christmas' and the award-winning movie 'Breakfast With Monica'.