Houston – The death of legendary American musician, singer, and songwriter Dusty Hill devastated fans all around the world. Hill, 72, died at home in his sleep, band ZZ Top announced.
Hill was best known for being the bassist and secondary lead vocalist of the rock band ZZ Top.
On social media, condolence messages and memories poured in from celebrities as well as long-time fans.
Here are some examples:
Damn it’s been a BRUTAL month for musician deaths…Heaven just obtained the most eclectic band ever assembled 😔— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) July 28, 2021
RIP Joey Jordison (Drums)
RIP Dusty Hill (Bass)
RIP Mike Howe (Vocals)
RIP Jeff LaBar (Guitar)
RIP Gary Corbett (Keys)
RIP Robby Steinhardt (Violin)
RIP Biz Markie pic.twitter.com/G1nD9SxPiQ
Just devastated to hear of the death of Dusty Hill. We knew each other since high school, when my then-boyfriend was the drummer in 1 of Dusty’s early bands w his brother, Rocky. Spent many an evening at those early gigs together. RIPDusty #RIPDustyHill pic.twitter.com/HMmwv95s3Y— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 28, 2021
Aaaaaawwww nooooo. This one really hurts. Saw them a few times over the years and are regularly on my playlists. Dusty is a legend.— Ger the Berr (@FawkirkPlodder) July 28, 2021
RIP, Dusty Hill.— Jimmy Church (@JChurchRadio) July 28, 2021
For me, their greatest was Degüello... Dusty always had that unique sound... funky, different... his own tone. The bass? Maybe. Was it the amps? Possible. But, it really comes down to his fingers... his soul was in everything he did.#dustyhill #f2b #zztop pic.twitter.com/GSTECdyzNW
I hope when Dusty Hill gets up to heaven the gate-fold from Tres Hombres is waiting for him.— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) July 28, 2021