‘Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer,’ read a statement from her family.
The Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy-winning lyricist wrote hits for Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and Ray Charles.
P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins reported the news on Instagram.
The banjo man was a hero of modern bluegrass music.
UTFO were known for singles such as ‘Roxanne, Roxanne,‘ ‘Fairytale Lover,’ and more.
Hubbard first joined The Roots in 1992, when the group was still called the Square Roots.
The Marvelettes were one of the most influential groups of the Motown era, thanks to their No.1 hit ‘Please Mr. Postman,’ which became the first No.1 hit for the Detroit label.
Nesmith lived many lives as both a pop pioneer with The Monkees, a country-rock trailblazer as a solo artist, and invented what would become MTV.
The legendary bass player is one of the most recorded instrumentalists of the modern era.
His lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas, announced the death.
She became known as the journalist who recorded John Lennon’s famous observation that the band was ‘more popular than Jesus.’
Martino released a number of critically beloved albums with Blue Note including 1997’s ‘All Sides Now.’
‘She will always be remembered and her amazing voice will be heard forever in song,’ said Kurtis Mantronik.