Deaths in Music on April 8

  • 1736 Pedro Vaz Rego, Portuguese composer, dies at 63
  • 1759 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76
  • 1844 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, dies at 72
  • 1848 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1851 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 75
  • 1863 Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
  • 1865 John Park, composer, dies at 61
  • 1870 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1871 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
  • 1897 George Garrett, composer, dies at 62
  • 1920 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
  • 1937 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
  • 1937 William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 1942 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1950 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • 1969 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, dies at 78
  • 1985 John Frederick Coots, American songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1986 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, dies at 18
  • 1991 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)

Person of interestMarian Anderson

1993 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96

  • 1996 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • 1997 Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49
  • 2010 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2010 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85