Deaths in Music in December 1991

  • Dec 6 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • Dec 8 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • Dec 12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • Dec 19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • Dec 27 Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43