Deaths in Music on April 5

  • 1617 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
  • 1732 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1871 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
  • 1878 Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87
  • 1896 John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66
  • 1908 Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55
  • 1921 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • 1934 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
  • 1935 Emil Mlynarski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1944 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • 1945 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41
  • 1946 Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • 1954 Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • 1963 Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78
  • 1970 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1981 Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1983 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • 1992 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • 1994 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94

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1994 Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington

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  • 1998 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
  • 2002 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), dies at 34
  • 2006 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2016 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71