Deaths in Music in May 2012

  • May 1 Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65

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May 4 MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

Rocker Adam Yauch
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Adam Yauch
  • May 13 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70

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May 17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
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Donna Summer
  • May 18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86

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May 20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
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Robin Gibb
  • May 29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89