5 Musical stars that the world lost in 2018

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is among the musicians who passed away in 2018. - [ABC News / YouTube screencap]
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is among the musicians who passed away in 2018. - [ABC News / YouTube screencap]

These five musicians passed away in 2018 and leave a legacy of their creations for the world.

In 2018, a number of high profile individuals passed away, including former President George W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. Actors including R. Lee Ermey, Harry Anderson, Margot Kidder, Verne Troyer, and Burt Reynolds also passed. There was also the passing of Marvel creator, Stan Lee. Below are five musicians who the world also lost in 2018.

1

Aretha Franklin - R&B, pop star

Franklin became known as the "Queen of Soul." Her catalog of hits included "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." and "Pink Cadillac," among other popular songs. Franklin passed away at age 76 on August 16, due to pancreatic cancer.

2

Avicii - electronic dance DJ star

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was a popular Swedish musician who was known for his electronic dance music. He won American Music awards and Billboard awards. Avicii was also nominated for Grammys in 2013 and 2017. He passed away on April 20, 2018, at age 28, with his death ruled a suicide.

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