Deaths in Music in September 1996

  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, composer, 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, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), 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, singer/songwriter, dies at 85

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

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 16 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
  • 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, American arranger and bandleader "the Father of Mood Music", dies at 84
  • Sep 22 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64