SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: Dusty Hill of ZZ Top performs at City National Civic on January 13, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: Dusty Hill of ZZ Top performs at City National Civic on January 13, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) (2019 Tim Mosenfelder)

Houston – The death of legendary American musician, singer, and songwriter Dusty Hill devastated fans all around the world. Hill, 72, died at home in his sleep, band ZZ Top announced.

Hill was best known for being the bassist and secondary lead vocalist of the rock band ZZ Top.

On social media, condolence messages and memories poured in from celebrities as well as long-time fans.

Here are some examples:

WWE is saddened to learn that Dusty Hill of ZZ Top passed away at the age of 72.

WWE extends its condolences to Hill’s family, friends and fans. https://t.co/8hxYBD59qy

— WWE (@WWE) July 28, 2021

Damn it’s been a BRUTAL month for musician deaths…Heaven just obtained the most eclectic band ever assembled 😔

RIP Joey Jordison (Drums)

RIP Dusty Hill (Bass)

RIP Mike Howe (Vocals)

RIP Jeff LaBar (Guitar)

RIP Gary Corbett (Keys)

RIP Robby Steinhardt (Violin)

RIP Biz Markie pic.twitter.com/G1nD9SxPiQ

— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) July 28, 2021

Just devastated to hear of the death of Dusty Hill. We knew each other since high school, when my then-boyfriend was the drummer in 1 of Dusty’s early bands w his brother, Rocky. Spent many an evening at those early gigs together. RIPDusty #RIPDustyHill pic.twitter.com/HMmwv95s3Y

— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 28, 2021

Danggit! We lost another loving Giant legend of the Rock & Roll Empire, Mr. Dusty Hill.🙏😧 Prayer’s going out to his Family & Friends…Thx u for blessing us all with ur gifts. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/ks06yMtwjq

— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) July 29, 2021

Aaaaaawwww nooooo. This one really hurts. Saw them a few times over the years and are regularly on my playlists. Dusty is a legend.

— Ger the Berr (@FawkirkPlodder) July 28, 2021

RIP, Dusty Hill.

For me, their greatest was Degüello… Dusty always had that unique sound… funky, different… his own tone. The bass? Maybe. Was it the amps? Possible. But, it really comes down to his fingers… his soul was in everything he did.#dustyhill #f2b #zztop pic.twitter.com/GSTECdyzNW

— Jimmy Church (@JChurchRadio) July 28, 2021

I hope when Dusty Hill gets up to heaven the gate-fold from Tres Hombres is waiting for him.

— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) July 28, 2021

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