Deaths in Music in October 2003

  • Oct 7 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
  • Oct 23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Oct 25 Robert Strassburg, American composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering a stroke at 82
  • Oct 30 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 31 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, dies at 95