Welcoming 2017, new year, a fresh start but the woe seemed to continue. If you’re wondering what’s it all about, it’s the list of artists’ deaths piling up. Is the curse of 2016 still there? Hope not. 2017 is a promising year to bounce back from the bad vibes of 2016 but the beginning of the year knocked us hard with another sad news. Longtime Allman Brothers drummer and founding member Butch Trucks was reported dead last January 24th at West Palm Beach, Florida. Trucks provided drive and strength to the band while co-drummer Jai “Jaimoe” Johnny Johanson was more of the pocket guy according to ABB’s former guitarist Dicky Betts. News update about his death was caused of suicide according to police.
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Another musician hit the news days after. Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls of metal band Black Sabbath died last January 28 following a long battle with lung cancer. He played for Sabbath for 25 years.
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American actress Mary Tyler Moore also died last January at age of 80. News was confirmed by her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum.
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