Deaths in Music in September 1996

  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Otto Luening, composer, dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Person of interestTupac Shakur

Sep 13 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

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  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 22 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64