Ben Cauley


Age: 67

Summary: trumpet player, singer and founding member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays who was the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his bandmates and Stax star Otis Redding (another band member, bassist James Alexander was on a different plane), but who helped rebuilt the Bar-Kays after the crash and backed Isaac Hayes on his landmark album Hot Buttered Soul and were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: October 3, 1947

Died: September 21, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee