Deaths in Music on 5th June

  • 1625 Orlando Gibbons, English organist/composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1722 Johann Kuhnau, composer, dies at 62
  • 1785 Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
  • 1816 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1826 Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • 1852 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer, dies at 45
  • 1861 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer, dies at 55
  • 1868 Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • 1894 Immanuel Faisst, composer, dies at 70
  • 1908 Luca Fumagalli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1927 Paul Lacombe, composer, dies at 89
  • 1944 Riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61
  • 1977 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • 1995 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer, dies at 75
  • 1999 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
  • 2003 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2004 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)