Musicians Who Died on August 26

  • 1683 Christoph Schultze, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1712 Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1813 Daniel Gottlob Turk, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1849 Jacques- Féréol Mazas, French composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 66
  • 1860 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1873 Carl Wilhelm, German composer, dies at 57
  • 1948 Oscar L. Fernandez, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • 1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • 1960 Mark Hambourg, Russian-British composer, dies at 81
  • 1967 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • 1971 Francesco Santoliquido, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • 1975 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, dies at 85
  • 1976 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • 1977 Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1978 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86
  • 1980 Jimmy Forrest, American jazz saxophonist (Night Train), dies at 60
  • 1981 Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1981 Walter "Foots" Thomas, American saxophonist, flutist, and arranger (Cab Calloway Orchestra), dies from cancer at 74
  • 1988 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer-songwriter (Playback), dies in a car crash at 30
  • 1990 Roh Ogura, Japanese composer and writer, dies at 74
  • 1993 Rockin Dopsie Sr. [Alton Jay Rubin], American zydeco singer, and accordion player, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1995 Ronnie White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), dies of leukaemia at 57
  • 2000 [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
  • 2002 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
  • 2003 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, dies at 72
  • 2003 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer (Baby; Misty Blue), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2004 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 52 [1]
  • 2005 Denis D'Amour, Canadian heavy metal guitarist (Voivod), dies of cancer at 45
  • 2006 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), dies at 79
  • 2009 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter ("Da-Doo Ron Ron"; "Leader of the Pack"), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 2013 Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), dies at 87
  • 2021 Kenny Malone, American Nashville-based session drummer (Dolly Parton; Dobie Gray: Waylon Jennings), dies of Covid-19 at 83
  • 2022 Mable John, American blues, R&B, and gospel vocalist (Tamla-Motown; Ray Charles; "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"), and minister, dies at 91