Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1762 Joseph Umstatt, composer, dies at 51
  • 1773 Jan Zach, composer, dies at 73
  • 1826 Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37
  • 1831 Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
  • 1871 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
  • 1894 William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
  • 1918 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
  • 1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
  • 1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • 1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75

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1974 Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington
  • 1987 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
  • 1991 Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
  • 1994 Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
  • 1995 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67
  • 2009 Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2010 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • 2010 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)