Deaths in Music in May 1992

  • May 1 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 3 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

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May 6 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
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  • May 10 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 13 Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • May 16 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • May 17 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17 Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • May 19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • May 27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 30 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72