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Musicians We Lost in 2016


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We'll look back on 2016 as a particularly rough year for music, one that took from us such major talents as David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Glenn Frey and Phife Dawg.

Here is a gallery of just some of the musicians who died in 2016, many of them far too soon.