In Memoriam: Music Stars We Lost In 2018
2018 was a fairly disappointing and tough year for music as we lost not only seasoned veterans but also promising young artists . We pay tribute to these music figures whose legacy and body of work will forever be remembered.
Dolores O'Riordan. The lead singer of The Cranberries, responsible for such hits as "Dreams", "Linger" and "Zombie", died of an apparent drowning in her hotel room in January. She was busy recording at a studio in London, preparing for the band's new album before her untimely death at age 46.
Avicii. The music world - especially the EDM community - mourned the passing of the 28-year old superstar DJ who was found dead in Muscat, Oman last April. The Swedish star was fittingly remembered in his homeland with a massive dance party.
XXXtentacion. The "Moonlight" rapper was shockingly shot and murdered in his car last June in an apparent robbery. He was only 20.
Aretha Franklin. Widely acclaimed as the Queen of Soul, Aretha's career spanned six decades with hits such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", and "Natural Woman". The veteran singer died in her home after battling cancer for years. She was 76.
Mac Miller. The rapper's promising career ended abruptly last September after a drug overdose. He was still able to release his fourth album The Divine Feminine before his tragic death. Mac was just 26.
Rico J. Puno. The recent death of OPM's resident Macho Gwapito rocked the local music scene. The "May Bukas Pa" hitmaker was a constant fixture on It's Showtime as a Tawag ng Tanghalan hurado before dying of heart failure at 65.