Deaths in Music in May 1990

  • May 2 William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
  • May 9 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • May 14 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • May 16 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure