ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

Iconic bassist had been battling health problems

July 28, 2021

Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top has died. Just a few days prior to his death, Dusty had taken a leave of absence due to an issue with his hip. He was 72.

Hill’s longtime bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, posted the following statement on the band’s Facebook page:

“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


Comments on ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss and the loss of a bass players legend! I am so sad. He defined laying it down and driving it toward!

    God bless his soul! My prayers go out to his soul, his family, his friends, ZZ Top musicians, and entire crew; and organization!

    So so sorry. Please accept my condolences and prayers.



  2. Steve Collins says:

    I grew up with ZZ top they were one of my top favorite bands of all time still have some of their CDs. Dusty was an icon and he will surely be missed. may God rest his soul in peace.Amen

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