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Who was ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill and what was his cause of death?

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THE music industry is mourning the loss of one of their own.

It was announced on July 28, 2021 that Dusty Hill, the bassist and secondary lead vocalist for the rock band ZZ Top had passed away.
Dusty Hill (L) was a member of the band ZZ Top Credit: AP:Associated Press

Who is ZZ Top's Dusty Hill?

Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

Hill is known as a jack of all trades in the band as he played bass guitar, sang backing and lead vocals, and keyboards over the years.

Hill was born May 19, 1949, and was 72-years-old at his time of death.

What was Dusty Hill's cause of death?

TMZ reported that his former bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, announced his death but did not reveal a specific cause.

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. 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,'" they wrote.

"We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C, you will be missed greatly, amigo."

On July 23, 2021 the band had announced on Facebook that Hill was "on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issues," while on tour with his band but it is unknown if the hip issue is related to his cause of death.

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Bruce Phillips

seen at wheeling civic center, riverfront at southside, civic arena numerous names, and of course three rivers stadium.fell in love with blues rock in early this band.


One of the very few bands to begin and end with the original members. Been enjoying ZZ since the seventies. 🎸🎶🤘


Thank you, for the awesome music, I've been too three of your concert's, and never disappointed, R.I.P. 😢 the air is fine, haw haw haw Dusty


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