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.
This article first appeared on 702 : Music icons who died and left a void in the industry