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Jan 1 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72

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Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies at 82
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 14 Colin Davis, English conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country musician (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • Apr 30 Deanna Durbin, Canadian singer and actress, dies at 91 (announcement date)
  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90

  • Aug 10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, jazz composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81