In Memoriam | Musicians We Lost in 2016

Crave pays tribute to the musicians, artists, and major players of the music world who passed away in 2016.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
Photo: Donaldson Collection (Getty Images)

The best thing about 2016 is that it’s finally coming to an end. Well, the rise of the Hadid Sisters wasn’t so bad. From beginning to end it was one of the worst years in a long time, not just in what we gained (Hello President Trump) to what we lost (David Bowie, Gene Wilder, and now Alan Thicke!).

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No more was loss felt than in the music world where deaths came not just in threes, but waves of them. The Musicians We Lost in 2016 is a memoriam that features some of the most influential voices of their generations, behind the scenes players, and underground artists whose legacies will live on forever.