SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill performs live at the City National Civic in San Jose, California on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images) (2019 Tim Mosenfelder)
Houston – The death of legendary American musician, singer and songwriter Dusty Hill devastated fans around the world. Hill, 72, died in his sleep at home, announced the band ZZ Top.
Hill was best known as the bass player and secondary lead singer for the rock band ZZ Top.
Condolences and memories from celebrities and long-time fans poured in on social media.
Here are some examples:
WWE is saddened to learn that ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill has died at the age of 72.
WWE extends its condolences to Hill’s family, friends and fans. https://t.co/8hxYBD59qy
– WWE (@WWE) July 28, 2021
Hell, it’s been a BRUTAL month for musicians to die … Heaven just got the most eclectic band ever put together
RIP Joey Jordison (drums)
RIP Dusty Hill (bass)
RIP Mike Howe (vocals)
RIP Jeff LaBar (guitar)
RIP Gary Corbett (key)
RIP Robby Steinhardt (violin)
RIP Biz Markie pic.twitter.com/G1nD9SxPiQ
– Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) July 28, 2021
I was just devastated when I found out about Dusty Hill’s death. We’d known each other since high school when my then boyfriend was a drummer in one of Dusty’s early bands with his brother Rocky. Spent many evenings together at these early gigs. RIPDusty #RIPDustyHill pic.twitter.com/HMmwv95s3Y
– Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 28, 2021
Danggit! We lost another loving giant legend of the rock and roll empire, Mr. Dusty Hill. RIP pic.twitter.com/ks06yMtwjq
– Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) July 29, 2021
Aaaaaawwww nooooo. This one really hurts. Have seen them a few times over the years and are a regular on my playlists. Dusty is a legend.
– Ger the Berr (@FawkirkPlodder) July 28, 2021
RIP, Dusty Hill.
For me Degüello was her greatest … Dusty always had this unique sound … funky, different … his own tone. The bass? Perhaps. Was it the amplifiers? Possible. But it really depends on his fingers … his soul was in everything he did. # Dustyhill # f2b #zztop pic.twitter.com/GSTECdyzNW
– Jimmy Church (@JChurchRadio) July 28, 2021
RIP #DustyHill If you are into music, you know what a huge band #ZZTop is and they pioneered the band well before their “popularity” in the 80s. A really sad day! Tres Hombres is now called Dos Hombres. pic.twitter.com/n6k4TMHDTg
– ɪᴀɴ ᴅᴜɴʙᴀʀ (@Dunbarian) July 28, 2021
I hope when Dusty Hill ascends to heaven, the Tres Hombres gate fold awaits.
– Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) July 28, 2021
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