In memoriam: Buster Cooper, Natasha Richards, Jason Miller among local artists who died in 2016
That was sadly the case in the local arts community too, as Tampa Bay lost a sad number of beloved arts and entertainment figures. Buster Cooper, the trombonist who toured with Duke Ellington. Jason Miller, budding opera star. Natasha Richards, a fixture of Tampa Bay's drag queen community. Rick Manners, a devoted St. Petersburg scene booster. Dave McKay, one of the most popular DJs on local radio.