Deaths in Music on December 11

  • December
  • 1831 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, dies at 55
  • 1857 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73
  • 1911 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • 1955 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, dies at 51
  • 1964 Sam Cooke, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), shot to death at 33
  • 1967 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, dies at 93
  • 1967 Victor De Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (II Macigno), dies at 75
  • 1975 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), dies at 67
  • 1983 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • 1992 Andy Kirk, American jazz musician (I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)), dies at 94
  • 1995 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • 1995 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • 1998 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
  • 2002 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 80
  • 2004 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), dies at 88
  • 2007 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)

Person of interestRavi Shankar

2012 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
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