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Midnight Oil’s Bones Hillman, the ‘bassist with the beautiful voice’, dies of cancer aged 62 – ABC News

Bones Hillman, who played bass in seminal Australian rock band Midnight Oil since 1987, has died of cancer in his home in Milwaukee. He was 62.



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Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman has died of cancer, aged 62.

  • Midnight Oil paid tribute to Bones Hillman’s “beautiful voice” and “wicked sense of humour”
  • Hillman played with The Swingers, of Counting the Beat fame, before joining Midnight Oil
  • He played on six studio albums with Midnight Oil, including the 2020 release The Makarrata Project

Hillman, born Wayne Stevens, played for Midnight Oil from 1987 right up until the band’s reunion and tour in 2017. He died in his home in Milwaukee.
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