Deaths in Music in May 2010

  • May 1 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • May 16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • May 24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24 Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)