American band ‘ZZ Top’ bassist Dusty Hill has died at 72, Entertainment News
Legendary bassist Joseph ” Dusty ” Hill has passed away at the age of 72. Hill was the bassist for American band ‘ZZ Top for over 50 years.
His death was confirmed by band members Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. According to reports, Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas.
In a statement, “We are saddened by the news today that our companion, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, TX. We, as well as legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, we will regret your unwavering presence, your good nature and your enduring commitment to providing this monumental backdrop to the âTop.â We will forever be connected to this âBlues Shuffle in C.â We will miss you very much, amigo, âsaid Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.
The cause of death has not been revealed, although Hill recently suffered a hip injury, preventing him from touring with the group.
Earlier this month, Gibbons and Beard performed their first performances without Hill in more than 50 years, saying he had received medical attention “to fix a hip problem.”
Hill was born in Dallas in 1949 and played cello during his school years, which made the transition to electric bass easier. He, his guitarist brother Rocky, and his future ZZ Top bandmate Frank Beard, a drummer, performed in local bands, and then joined ZZ Top in Houston in 1970.
He is survived by his wife Charleen McCrory and a daughter named Charity.