Deaths in Music in August 2012

  • Aug 2 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • Aug 6 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), dies from heart failure at 94
  • Aug 15 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), commits suicide at 56
  • Aug 18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • Aug 30 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44