ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died at 72

music news 29/07/2021

ZZ Top founding member and bassist, Dusty Hill, has passed away at his home in Houston, Texas.

He was 72.

Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard shared the news via a post on ZZ Top's Facebook page, writing:

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 one of the founding members of ZZ Top when they launched the band in 1969 and is one half of the most iconic look in the music world: the long beard and sunglasses.

RIP Dusty Hill, you will be greatly missed.