Musicians Who Died in 2016

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When a musician dies it’s always sad. No matter what they were like in their personal lives, their music probably helped at least one person get through a hard time. Because of this, we often feel very close to our favorite musicians and our heart breaks when we hear of recent deaths. Many of the names on this list of musicians who died in 2016 will be shocking. Even when we hear about the recent singer deaths of older musicians, it feels strange because you think of them as forever being the age that they were when you first heard their music. This list is a place to collectively mourn our favorite musicians who passed away this year. You might also want to stay updated with this list of 2017 musician deaths.

Lately, when getting on Twitter, there’s always the thought of “What musician died today?” And you hope to not see your favorite musician in the trending topics. This list of musicians who died today is full of musicians who died this year, and we’ll be updating it with every dead musician who moves on from this mortal earth in 2016.

Musician deaths can be some of the most heartbreaking casualties that we face all year. After all, music is one of the few things that can transcend emotion, and help us overcome our own personal tragedies. It’s certainly ironic that the music of a singer that just died can help us get through their passing and find a place of peace. Because of the taxing life of a rock star, there are more dead musicians than any other kind of celebrity. And if you believe in Heaven, that’s great news for you. Think of the amazing talent that’s just waiting for you once you pass through the pearly gates. If you’re looking for famous singers who died in 2016, stay tuned to this list of recent rock star deaths because we’ll be updating it with which singer died recently and links to their obituaries every chance that we get.

As 2016 rolls on, so shall the inevitable yoke of time, pulling along more musicians to that land beyond consciousness. Put your headphones on, turn the volume up to 11 and remember these 2016 musician deaths.

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