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Artists who died in 2021 - December

Created by maluca on 01 Dec 2021 | Last edited by maluca on 12 Apr 2022
Artists who died in 2021 - December

A collection of the artists that passed away in December 2021.

See also: Artists who died in 2021

1. Grand Jojo Artist

Grand Jojo died on December 1 (aged 85).

Country:  Belgium

Language:  French

2. Els Folls Artist

Josep Maria Francino, guitarist and banjo player, died on December 1 (aged 74).

Country:  Spain

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Language:  Catalan

Popular song:  Carretera i manta

Abdel Karim al Kabli died on December 2 (aged 89).

Country:  Sudan

Genres:  Poetry, Singer-songwriter

Language:  Arabic

Popular song:  أمطرت لؤلؤاً

4. Nina Urgant Artist

Nina Urgant died on December 3 (aged 92).

Country:  Russia

Genre:  Soundtrack

Language:  Russian

Melvin Parker, drummer, died on December 3 (aged 77).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Funk, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular song:  I Want To Sing

6. Stonewall Jackson Artist

Stonewall Jackson died on December 4 (aged 89).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Country music

Language:  English

7. Tita Bărbulescu Artist

Tita Bărbulescu died on December 4 (aged 85).

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Folk

Language:  Romanian

8. Toni Santagata Artist

Toni Santagata died on December 5 (aged 85).

Country:  Italy

Genre:  Pop-Folk

Languages:  Italian, Italian (Southern Italian dialects)

9. John Miles Artist

John Miles died on December 5 (aged 72).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  MusicWhere I BelongSong For You

11. Tequilajazzz Artist

Oleg Emirov, arranger and keyboarder, died on December 5 (aged 51).

Country:  Russia

Genre:  Alternative

Language:  Russian

12. Bill Staines Artist

Bill Staines died on December 5 (aged 74)

Country:  United States

Genres:  Folk, Singer-songwriter

Language:  English

Popular song:  Roseville Fair

13. Omega Artist

János Kóbor, singer, died on December 6 (aged 78).

Country:  Hungary

Genre:  Rock

Languages:  Hungarian, English, German

14. Skilyr Hicks Artist

Skilyr Hicks died on December 6 (aged 23).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  English

Popular song:  Brand New Day

15. Ruff Sqwad Artist

DJ Scholar died on December 7 (aged 29).

Country:  United Kingdom

Language:  English

Popular song:  Mario Balotelli

16. Taraf de Haidouks Artist

Constantin Lăutaru, singer and violinist, died on December 7 (aged 65).

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Folk

Language:  Romanian

17. Tavares Artist

Ralph Tavares died on December 8 (aged 79).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Disco, Funk, Pop, R&B/Soul

Language:  English

18. Rare Earth Artist

Gil Bridges, saxophone, flute and vocals, died on December 8 (aged 80).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Funk, Psychedelic, Rock

Language:  English

19. Kika (Serbia) Artist

Kristina Đukić died on December 8 (aged 21).

Country:  Serbia

Language:  Serbian

Popular song:  Penjem se na tron

20. Black Uhuru Artist

Robbie Shakespeare, bassist, died on December 8 (aged 68).
Garth Dennis, co-founder, died on December 9 (aged 72).
Mikey Chung, guitarist, died on December 28 (aged 71).

Country:  Jamaica

Genre:  Reggae

Languages:  English, English (Jamaican)

21. Bronski Beat Artist

Steve Bronski, keyboard player, died (death announced on December 9, aged 61).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  New Wave, Pop

Language:  English

22. David Lasley Artist

David Lasley died on December 9 (aged 74).

Country:  United States

Genre:  R&B/Soul

Language:  English

23. Slim 400 Artist

Slim 400 died on December 9 (aged 33).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular song:  Bruisin

24. Angelic Upstarts Artist

Thomas 'Mensi' Mensforth, lead singer, died on December 10 (aged 65).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Punk

Language:  English

25. The Monkees Artist

Michael Nesmith died on December 10 (aged 78).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Languages:  English, Spanish, Italian

Les Emmerson, singer, died on December 10 (aged 77).

Country:  Canada

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

Monarca, samba singer and composer, died on December 11 (aged 88).

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Latino

Language:  Portuguese

Popular song:  Esta Melodia

28. Vicente Fernández Artist

Vicente Fernández died on December 12 (aged 81).

Country:  Mexico

Genres:  Folk, Singer-songwriter

Languages:  Spanish, English

29. Joe Simon Artist

Joe Simon died on December 13 (aged 85).

Country:  United States

Genre:  R&B/Soul

Language:  English

30. Catch (UK) Artist

Toby Slater, lead singer, died on December 13 (aged 42).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Alternative, Indie

Language:  English

Popular song:  Bingo

31. Butts Band Artist

Phillip Chen, bassist, died on December 14 (aged 75).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

Popular song:  Be With Me

32. Sonny Rhodes Artist

Sonny Rhodes died on December 14 (aged 81).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Blues

Language:  English

Popular song:  The Ballad of Serenity

33. Tania Mendoza Artist

Tania Mendoza died on December 14 (aged 42).

Country:  Mexico

Genres:  Latino, Pop

Language:  Spanish

Popular song:  Me Gustas Mucho

34. bell hooks Artist

bell hooks died on December 15 (aged 69).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

35. The Marvelettes Artist

Wanda Young died on December 15 (aged 78).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock 'n' Roll

Language:  English

Popular song:  Please Mr. Postman

36. Uncut Artist

Ian Worang, guitarist and vocalist, died on December 15 (aged 47).

Country:  Canada

Genres:  Indie, Rock

Language:  English

37. The Yetties Artist

Mac McCulloch, guitar and banjoplayer, died on December 15 (aged 76).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Folk

Language:  English

Popular song:  Fling It Here

38. The Roots Artist

Leonard "Hub" Nelson Hubbard, bass guitarist, died on December 16 (aged 62).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

39. Smokie Artist

Terry Uttley, bass guitarist, died on December 16 (aged 70).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Rock

Language:  English

40. The Wurzels Artist

John Morgan, drummer, died on December 17 (aged 80).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genre:  Comedy

Language:  English

Popular song:  I Am A Cider Drinker

41. Vicente Feliú Artist

Vicente Feliú died on December 17 (aged 74).

Country:  Cuba

Genre:  Singer-songwriter

Language:  Spanish

42. Renée Martel Artist

Renée Martel died on December 18 (aged 74).

Country:  Canada

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Folk

Language:  French

43. The Humblebums Artist

Tam Harvey, guitarist, died on December 18.

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Folk, Rock

Language:  English

44. Sayaka Kanda Artist

Sayaka Kanda died on December 18 (aged 35).

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Pop

Language:  Japanese

45. UTFO Artist

Kangol Kid, rapper, died on December 18 (aged 55).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Hip-Hop/Rap

Language:  English

Popular song:  Roxanne, Roxanne

46. Elio Roca Artist

Elio Roca died on December 19 (aged 78).

Country:  Argentina

Genres:  Latino, Pop

Languages:  Spanish, Portuguese

47. Il Divo Artist

Carlos Marín died on December 19 (aged 53).

Country:  United Kingdom

Genres:  Classical, Pop

Languages:  Spanish, Italian, English, French

Popular songs:  MamaRegresa a míGrazie, amore mio

48. Morphine Artist

Billy Conway, drummer, died on December 19 (aged 65).

Country:  United States

Genres:  Alternative, Rock

Language:  English

Popular songs:  The NightYou Look Like RainPotion

49. The Floaters Artist

Paul Mitchell died on December 20.

Country:  United States

Genre:  R&B/Soul

Language:  English

Popular song:  Float On

50. Takasa Artist

Emil Ramsauer, double bassist, died on December 22 (aged 103).

Country:  Switzerland

Genre:  Pop

Language:  English

Popular song:  You And Me

51. Electra Artist

Peter Ludewig, singer and drummer, died on December 23 (aged 80).

Country:  Germany

Languages:  German, English

Popular songs:  JibaroSixtinische MadonnaNie zuvor

Desmond Tutu died on December 26 (aged 90).

Country:  South Africa

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  English

53. Victor Socaciu Artist

Victor Socaciu died on December 27 (aged 68).

Country:  Romania

Genre:  Folk

Language:  Romanian

54. Congreso Artist

Patricio González Morales, cellist and guitarist, died on December 27 (aged 72).

Country:  Chile

Genres:  Folk, Latino, Progressive rock

Language:  Spanish

55. Olympic Artist

Pavel Chrastina, bass guitarist, singer and lyricist, died on December 28 (aged 81).

Country:  Czech Republic

Genre:  Rock

Language:  Czech

56. Luiza e Maurílio Artist

Maurílio Ribeiro died on December 29 (aged 28).

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Sertanejo

Language:  Portuguese

57. Lya Luft Artist

Lya Luft died on December 30 (aged 83).

Country:  Brazil

Genre:  Poetry

Language:  Portuguese

58. Betty White Artist

Betty White died on December 31 (aged 99).

Country:  United States

Genre:  Soundtrack

Language:  English

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