2005 – Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge announces she is cancer free nine months after being diagnosed with the disease.
2005 – Pop superstar Michael Jackson is found not guilty on all counts of his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. Jackson, 46, had been charged with molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor in 2003, serving him wine and conspiring to hold the boy and his family hostage at his Neverland estate in order to […]
2005 – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” singer Kylie Minogue announces she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She cancels her Australasian tour to receive treatment. We wish her the best!
2005 – Madman Ozzy and wife Sharon Osbourne announce that their eldest daughter, Aimee, has had surgery after a breast cancer scare. We wish her the best!
2005 – A $100,000 (£58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone – the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone […]
2005 – Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66.
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2004 – Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born John Cummings in New York City on Oct. 8 1951. He is the third of the quartet’s original members to […]
2004 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts announces he is being treated for throat cancer.
2004 – Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, dies after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He is 47.
2004 – Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69.
2004 – Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is