ZZ Top's Bassist Dusty Hill Dies Aged 72
19:19 GMT 28.07.2021 (Updated: 19:53 GMT 28.07.2021)
An iconic American blues and rock band, ZZ Top was formed in 1969 in Texas, with Billy Gibbons on vocals and guitar, Dusty Hill on vocals and bass, and Frank Beard on drums.
Dusty Hill, the bassist for rock band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72, the band revealed on Wednesday.
"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX," the band stated. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature, and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'."
According to the ZZ Top statement, Hill passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas.
"You will be missed greatly, amigo", ZZ Top said.
The band had been scheduled to play on 21 July in Evansville, Indiana. The show was canceled.
ZZ Top, also known as "that li'l ol’ band from Texas", is a blues and rock band assembled in 1969, and inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
This is the second death of a rocker from a high-profile US band in two days, with the sad news of Slipknot's founding member, Joey Jordison, dying, emerging on Tuesday. Like Hill, Jordison is said to have also passed away in his sleep.