Deaths in Music on April 25

  • 1472 Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
  • 1663 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, dies at 53
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, dies at 54
  • 1808 Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer, dies at 66
  • 1906 John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
  • 1915 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer, dies at 72
  • 1925 George Stephanescu, composer, dies at 81
  • 1951 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • 1960 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
  • 1971 Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80
  • 1975 Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)
  • 1988 Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
  • 1988 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter, sister of Aretha, dies of cancer at 43
  • 1990 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • 1992 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1995 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 2002 Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 2007 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), dies from leukemia at 69
  • 2008 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), dies at 86
  • 2009 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (All in the Family, The Golden Girls), dies at 86