Musicians Who Died on April 11

  • 1648 Matthäus Appelt, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1729 Manuel de Egues, composer, dies at 71
  • 1810 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, dies at 75
  • 1853 Louis-Emmanuel Jadin, French pianist, music director, and composer, dies at 84
  • 1887 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, dies at 54
  • 1901 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • 1936 Mitya Stillman, Russian composer and violinist, dies at 44
  • 1952 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), dies at 76
  • 1961 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • 1969 Ludvig Irgens-Jensen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • 1984 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), dies at 83
  • 1992 Adele Dixon, British stage and screen actress and singer (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1998 Ivan Tcherepnin, American experimental and postmodern composer, dies at 55
  • 2000 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • 2000 Lucia Dlugoszewski, Polish-American composer (Fire Fragile Flight), dies at 74
  • 2001 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show; Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2001 Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2006 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2006 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
  • 2011 Billy Bang [William Walker], American free jazz violinist and composer, dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 2011 La Esterella [Ester Lambrechts], Flemish pop singer ("Oh Lieve Vrouwetoren"), dies at 91
  • 2011 Lacy Gibson, American Chicago-style blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Switchy Titchy"), dies of a heart attack at 74

Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief (1925-2013)

American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

  • 2014 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • 2016 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78
  • 2017 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71
  • 2017 Toby Smith [Grafftey-Smith], British keyboardist and songwriter, dies of cancer at 46