Deaths in Music in January 1993

  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies