ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has passed away at his home in Houston, TX. Hill was 72 years old. The band previously reported on July 23 that Hill was headed home to Texas "to address a hip issue" and would be back with the band shortly. No cause of death has been revealed, but we wish Hill's friends and family all the best at this time.
"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"