Deaths in Music on December 18

  • 1732 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
  • 1835 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75
  • 1841 Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60
  • 1858 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81
  • 1865 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70
  • 1869 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, dies at 40
  • 1899 John William Glover, Irish composer, dies at 84
  • 1911 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1918 Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
  • 1919 Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
  • 1963 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
  • 1973 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), dies at 64
  • 1982 Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
  • 1987 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, dies at 47
  • 1990 Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
  • 1993 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • 1995 Brian Brockless, English organist (b. 1926)
  • 1996 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • 2000 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2001 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • 2001 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (b. 1914)
  • 2004 John W. Downey, American composer, dies at 77
  • 2009 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, dies at 96
  • 2017 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), commits suicide at 27