Deaths in Music in June 1991

  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 29 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz musician (Misty), dies of cancer at 60