Deaths in Music on December 12

  • 1772 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer, dies at 41
  • 1788 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • 1812 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1836 Giuseppe Farinelli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1920 Paul Lacôme, French composer, dies at 82
  • 1927 Heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67
  • 1933 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1951 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • 1956 Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
  • 1957 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
  • 1976 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), dies in a fire at 49
  • 1976 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
  • 1978 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
  • 1985 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), dies of a stroke at 62
  • 1985 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1987 Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83
  • 1987 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • 1987 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1991 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • 1995 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, dies at 95
  • 2006 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • 2006 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • 2007 Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
  • 2017 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), dies from ill health at 62