Deaths in Music on August 22

  • 1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1831 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1879 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
  • 1893 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)
  • 1901 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1942 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies
  • 1966 Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
  • 1970 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • 1976 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • 1984 Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 2003 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2006 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
  • 2011 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Nick Ashford, American songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2016 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2017 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72