Dusty Hill, a Founding Member of ZZ Top, has Died at the Age of 72. According to his fellow band members on Facebook, Dusty Hill, the long-serving bassist for the American rock-blues band ZZ Top, died on Wednesday at the age of 72.

Hill, who played bass in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers from Texas for more than 50 years, died of unknown causes.

“We shall miss your constant presence, your good disposition, and your unwavering commitment to bringing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top,’ as will legions of ZZ Top fans all over the world.”

“You’ll be sorely missed, amigo,” they said.

Hill was born in 1949 in Dallas, Texas. In 1970, a year after the publication of their first song, he joined ZZ Top.

As ZZ Top went from heavy blues to its experimental synthesizer sound of the 1980s, the three-musician lineup remained the same for more than half a century.

Longbeards, sunglasses, and Stetson hats made the trio instantly recognized around the world.

They also became well-known for their hit music videos, such as “Gimme All Your Lovin'” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” for which they won three MTV Video Music Awards.

ZZ Top has 15 studio albums under their belt, the most recently released in 2012. In 2004, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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