ZZ Top’s Bassist and Founding Member Dusty Hill Dead at 72

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ZZ Top has announced their bassist and founding member, Dusty Hill, has died.

Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard released a statement saying Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, Texas.

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C. You will be missed greatly, amigo.”

Dusty was 72. RIP