Deaths in Music in May 1999

  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)