On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 1994

  • Apr 4 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Apr 5 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94

Person of interestKurt Cobain

Apr 5 Kurt Cobain, American grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun

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  • Apr 6 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, dies at 77
  • Apr 7 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer and guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • Apr 10 James L. Lyons, American jazz promoter (founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival), dies at 77
  • Apr 12 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
  • Apr 19 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Jack Bently, English trombonist, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Manuel Enríquez, Mexican composer, dies at 67