Over the last 12 months, we said goodbye to the leader of the Velvet Underground, the man behind Magnolia Electric Co., a key Ohio Player, and the Possum. We mourned country singer Mindy McCready and Let's Active bassist Faye Hunter, saluted inventor Ray Dolby, and paid respects to Kris Kross' Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly. Remember the lives and legacy of those we lost here.

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1.In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2013


2.Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner


The Ohio Players founder and frontman died of undisclosed causes on January 26 at age 69. (Read more.)

3.Reg Presley


The Troggs frontman succumbed to lung cancer on February 4 at age 71. (Read more.)

4.Mindy McCready


The country music singer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on February 17. She was 37. (Read more.)

5.Jason Molina


The singer-songwriter — who recorded material as Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. as well as under his own name — died of natural causes on March 16. He was 39. (Read more.)

6.Chi Cheng


The Deftones' founding bassist died on April 13 at age 42, more than four years after a car accident left him in a coma. (Read more.)

7.Chrissy Amphlett


The Divinyls lead singer succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis on April 21, at age 53. (Read more.)

8.George Jones


The country music icon, nicknamed "the Possum," died on April 26 at the age of 81, days after being hospitalized with a fever and irregular blood pressure. (Read more.)

9.Chris Kelly


The Kris Kross rapper, also known as Mac Daddy, was found dead of a drug overdose in his Atlanta home on May 1. He was 34. (Read more.)

10.Jeff Hanneman


The Slayer guitarist and co-founder died of liver failure on May 2 at the age of 49. (Read more.)

11.Anthony Moore (a.k.a. Romanthony)


The producer, DJ, singer, and Daft Punk collaborator — who sang on the 2000 single "One More Time" — died from complications of kidney disease on May 7. He was 45. (Read more.)

12.Ray Manzarek


The keyboardist and founding member of the Doors died on May 20 after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. (Read more.)

13.Arturo Vega


The Ramones' longtime artistic director (he designed the New York punk legends' iconic logo) died on June 8 of undisclosed causes. He was 65. (Read more.)

14.Slim Whitman


The country singer, who was known for his high-pitched yodeling and whose song "Indian Love Call" was used prominently in the 1996 film Mars Attacks!, died of heart failure on June 19 at age 90. (Read more.)

15.Alan Myers


The longtime drummer of Devo, who played for the band during its most popular period, died of cancer on June 24 at the age of 58. (Read more.)

16.Faye Hunter


The founding bassist for Let's Active died on July 20 of an apparent suicide. She was 59. (Read more.)

17.J.J. Cale


The Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter, whose songs "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were made into hits by Eric Clapton, died on July 26 after suffering a heart attack at age 74. (Read more.)

18. Mick Farren


The lead singer of the Deviants, who also wrote about music for the NME and SPIN in the '70s and '80s, died of a heart attack after collapsing onstage in London on July 27. He was 69. (Read more.)

19.Tim Wright


The original bassist for Pere Ubu, who also served as a member of influential New York no-wave band DNA, died on August 4 of undisclosed causes. (Read more.)

20.Jack Clement


The legendary Nashville producer, singer, and songwriter — who worked at Sun Records and recorded early tracks by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis — died from liver cancer on August 8. He was 82. (Read more.)

21.Allen Lanier


The founding member of Blue Öyster Cult, who played keyboards and guitar in the psychedelic hard-rock band and also worked with Patti Smith, died on August 14 after suffering from lung disease. He was 67. (Read more.)

22.Chris Friedrich


The Caspian bassist died unexpectedly on August 25 of undisclosed causes. (Read more.)

23.Ray Dolby


The award-winning pioneer of noise-reducing and surround sound technology — founder of Dolby Laboratories and holder of 50 U.S. patents — died in his San Francisco home on September 12 at the age of 80. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this past July. (Read more.)

24.Jackie Lomax


The British singer-songwriter, who recorded with the Beatles and maintained a lengthy solo career, died of cancer on September 15. He was 69. (Read more.)

25.Pavlos Fyssas (a.k.a. Killah P)


The Greek rapper and anti-fascist activist, born Pavlos Fyssas, was stabbed to death on September 18. He was 34. According to police, the man who confessed to the murder is a member of the far-right Golden Dawn political party. (Read more.)

26.Philip Chevron


The Pogues guitarist died on October 8 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56. (Read more.)

27.Marc Trovillion


The former Lambchop bassist died on October 10 after suffering a heart attack in his Chattanooga, Tennessee home. He was 56. (Read more.)

28.Lou Reed


The Velvet Underground co-founder, one of the most influential songwriters in rock'n'roll history, succumbed to liver disease on October 27, despite undergoing a liver transplant in May of this year. He was 71. (Read more.)

29.Ali Eskandarian, Arash Farazmand, and Soroush Farazmand


Two members of Iranian dance-punk band Yellow Dogs — brothers Soroush and Arash Farazmand — were killed along with fellow Iranian musician Ali Eskandarian in a tragic November 11 shooting in Brooklyn. The reported gunman, former Free Keys member Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, also took his own life. (Read more.)

30.Junior Murvin


The reggae great, who was best known for his 1976 classic "Police and Thieves," died on December 2. He was 67 and had reportedly been struggling with diabetes and blood pressure-related illnesses. (Read more.)

31.Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck (a.k.a. Child of Lov)


The Dutch R&B artist died on December 10 following complications from a surgery. He was 26. (Read more.)

32.Zbigniew Karkowski


The Polish noise music pioneer died on December 13, just 10 weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. (Read more.)

33.Ray Price


The country singer-songwriter lost a battle with pancreatic cancer on December 16 at age 87. (Read more.)

34.Ricky Dunigan (a.k.a. Lord Infamous)


The Three 6 Mafia co-founder was found dead in his mother's house in Memphis, Tennessee on December 21. Dunigan's half-brother, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, told members of the press that the cause of death was a heart attack. Dunigan was 40. (Read more.)

35.David Richards


The English producer — who worked on albums by David Bowie, Queen, and Iggy Pop — died on December 20 following a long, undisclosed illness. He was 57. (Read more.)

36.Glenn Thomas (a.k.a. Doe B)


The Grand Hustle Records rapper was killed in a December 28 shooting that also claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman and left six others wounded. He was 22. (Read more.)

37.Benjamin Curtis


The School of Seven Bells guitarist and co-founder succumbed to T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on December 29 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was 35. (Read more.)