ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died at 72. Hill passed away in his sleep.
The band released a statement on Wednesday saying, “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.
Frank & Billy”
Hill spent over 50 years with the band which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.