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July 16, 2012 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Deaths in Music

  • Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), dies of brain cancer at 74
  • Jon Lord, English keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), dies from complications after a stroke at 92
2012 in Music