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Steve Harwell, lead vocalist and frontman of Smash Mouth, passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 56 after entering the final stage of chronic liver failure.
(In Memoriam: January 9, 1967 – September 4, 2023)

American music icon Jimmy Buffett passed away at the age 76, in his home in Sag Harbor, New York, due to complications from merkel-cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer, with which he had been diagnosed four years earlier
(In Memoriam: December 25, 1946 – September 1, 2023)

Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor passed away at the age of 56. O'Connor's family issued a statement that she had died without indicating the date or cause.
(In Memoriam: December 8th, 1966 – July 26st, 2023)

Tony Bennett passed away at the age of 96 at his home in New York City following seven years of battling Alzheimer's disease. He is hailed as the "champion" and "legendary interpreter" of the Great American Songbook.
(In Memoriam: August 3rd, 1926 – July 21st, 2023)

Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner passed away at the age of 83 at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, after battling long illnesses, including cancer, strokes, and kidney failure.
(In Memoriam: November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023)

Folk legend Gordon Lightfoot, passed away at the age of 84. Lightfoot died of natural causes at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on May 1, 2023. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter. A private funeral was held for Lightfoot at St. Paul's United Church On May 8th.
(In Memoriam: November 17, 1938 – May 1, 2023)

Rihanna headlined the half time show at Super Bowl LVII, in the process revealing she is pregnant with her second child.

Harry Styles won Album of the Year for Harry’s House at this year's Grammy's.
Record of the Year went to Lizzo for About Damn Time
Song of the Year went to Bonnie Raitt for Just Like That
And Best New Artist went to Samara Joy The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced. Nominees for best song include:
Applause from Tell It like a Woman
Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick
Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Naatu Naatu from RRR
• and This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once
The ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 12th 2023.

David Crosby, known for his long running solo career and as a founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash passed away at the age of 81.
(In Memoriam: August 14th, 1941 – January 19th, 2023 )

Lisa Marie Presley, only child of Elvis Presley, passed away at the age of 54. She suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California.
(In Memoriam: February 1st, 1968 – January 12th, 2023)

Influential guitarist Jeff Beck of The Yardbirds passed away at the age of 78, from a bacterial meningitis infection at a hospital near Riverhall.
(In Memoriam: June 24th, 1944 –  January 10th, 2023)

Naatu Naatu from RRR won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
The other nominees were:
Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing
Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick
• and Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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