2018 Musicians Who Died in 2018  

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As music is a vital part of so many people's lives, it's always sad when a beloved musician passes. Recent musician deaths can leave the world shocked that an iconic force of music history is no longer part of this world. When a musician makes headlines among the people that died today, it can be shocking. Some rock star deaths of 2018 are unsurprising as they are due to old age or long term health issues. However, some singer deaths of 2018 came as a complete shock. 

As there are so many iconic singers in the world, it can be hard to keep track of what famous person died today. If you're finding it hard to track all the famous musicians who died this year, this list has you covered. It's a complete list of all the singers, rappers, and other recording artists deaths so you can easily keep track of musicians who died recently. 

This list of rock star deaths of 2018 helps commemorate all the beautiful voices of musical history that were lost this year. If you're having trouble recalling all the dead musicians that were recently lost, check out these lists of dead musicians of 2017 and 2016 to refresh your memory.

Young Greatness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Musicians Who Died in 2018
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New Orleans rapper Young Greatness was fatally shot on the morning of October 29, 2018 outside a local Waffle House. The rapper, whose real name is Theodore Jones, was signed to Cash Money Records and was most well known for his 2015 single, "Moolah." The two suspects in the fatal shooting were also seen leaving the scene in Jones's vehicle. 

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Tony Joe White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Died in 2018
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Tony Joe White, a swamp rock legend in his own right, passed away on October 24, 2018 after suffering a heart attack. He was 75. Throughout his decaades-long career, White released over 20 albums, with his latest just a month prior to his death. 

Genres (Music): Swamp pop, Swamp rock, Roots rock

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Died in 2018
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On September 30, 2018, Charles Aznavour - one of the most popular singers in France - passed away in his sleep in his home in Mouriés. He was 94 years old.  Aznavour wasn't just a singer, either.

He was a celebrated composer, film actor, and defender of the Armenian people. He sold nearly 200 million records, wrote more than 1,000 songs, and appeared in over 60 films. 

Genres (Music): Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

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Marty Balin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Died in 2018
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On September 27, 2018, Jefferson Airplane singer and Jefferson Starship songwriter Marty Balin was found dead. The musician was 76 years old. No official cause of death was released. 

Balin co-wrote five songs on Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow, including "It's No Secret," "Comin' Back To Me," and "Share a Little Joke." He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 with the rest of Jefferson Airplane. 

"Marty and I shared the deepest of love - he often called it Nirvana - and it was," Balin's wife Susan said. "But really, we were all touched by his love. His presence will be within my entire being forever."

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock, Acid rock, Psychedelic rock

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