Deaths in Music on April 24

  • 1758 Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41
  • 1776 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49
  • 1827 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82
  • 1848 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
  • 1850 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70
  • 1855 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1875 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • 1922 Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
  • 1928 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1935 Paul Klengel, composer, dies at 80
  • 1936 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • 1936 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • 1939 John Foulds, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1945 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
  • 1948 Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
  • 1948 Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
  • 1948 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • 1975 Pete Ham, rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
  • 1998 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), dies at 75
  • 2001 Al Hibbler, American singer (Unchained Melody), dies at 85
  • 2016 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, dies at 66
  • 2016 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81