Deaths in Music on 2nd June

  • 1750 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1873 Francois Hainl, composer, dies at 65
  • 1927 Freidrich Hegar, composer, dies at 85
  • 1937 Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1947 Hermann Darewsky, composer, dies at 64
  • 1949 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82
  • 1949 Ernest Ford, composer, dies at 91
  • 1951 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • 1968 AndrĂ© Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 1972 Franz Philipp, composer, dies at 81
  • 1977 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist/composer, dies at 91
  • 1983 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • 1984 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
  • 1986 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • 1987 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • 1987 Sammy Kaye, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 77
  • 1990 Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • 1997 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician, dies of stroke at 91
  • 1999 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • 2008 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)