Music icons who died and left a void in the industry

It's been a tough year for the music industry, which has seen the death of many legends and cultural icons, including:

  • Pop star Prince

Music icon Prince was found dead at his home in April.

The pop legend was 57 and will be remembered for classic hits like "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss".

  • Singer songwriter Leonard Cohen

Legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen passed away in November at the age of 82.

  • Cultural icon David Bowie

Legendary artist David Bowie died in January after an 18 month battle with cancer.

  • Boogie man Maurice White

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind, and Fire, died in February at age 74.

  • Beatles producer George Martin

The Beatles' producer, arranger and mentor died at the age of 90 in March.

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