On This Day

Musicians Who Died in June 2002

  • Jun 5 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), dies of a heroin overdose at 51
  • Jun 5 Curtis Amy, American jazz musician (Way Down), dies at 72
  • Jun 6 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist and vocalist (Ratt - "Round & Round"), dies at 42
  • Jun 13 Ralph Shapey, American composer (Fantasy, Rituals), dies at 81
  • Jun 17 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 21 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), dies at 88
  • Jun 26 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman' Kismet), dies at 78
  • Jun 27 John Entwistle, English rock bassist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), dies in his sleep of a cocaine fueled heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room at 57
  • Jun 27 Russ Freeman, American classically trained bebop and cool jazz pianist and composer (Art Pepper; Charlie Parker; Chet Baker; Clifford Brown; Shelly Manne), dies at 76
  • Jun 29 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), dies of lung cancer at 74