Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, performing in Austin, Tex. in 2019. Hill has died at age 72. Rick Kern/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Rick Kern/WireImage/Getty Images Music News ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead At Age 72 July 28, 2021 One-third of the Texas blues-rock mainstay ZZ Top has died. Dusty Hill, the band's bassist and one of its vocalists, was 72 years old, and according to his bandmates died at his home in Houston.