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ZZ TOP Will Continue Despite Bassist DUSTY HILL’s Death

ZZ Top will go on after the death of Dusty Hill.

ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas at 72 years of age.

Yesterday, SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk shared a message he received from ZZ TOP frontman Billy Gibbons about the group’s future plans.

Trunk tweeted: “Received this just now via text from @BillyFGibbons regarding passing of Dusty Hill @ZZTop . Billy told me okay to share w/fans: As Dusty said upon his departure, ‘Let the show go on!’.and…with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honor his wishes.”

Funeral arrangements for Hill have not yet been publicly announced.

ZZ TOP played without Hill last Friday night (July 23) at the Village Commons in New Lenox, Illinois after he was forced to return to Texas to address a hip issue. Filling in for him at the gig was longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis.

On July 21, ZZ TOP canceled their show in Evansville, Indiana because of a “health issue within the band,” according to local news outlet Evansville Courier & Press.