Deaths in Music on December 24

  • 1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies
  • 1823 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68
  • 1862 Joseph Funk, early American composer, dies at 84
  • 1898 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41
  • 1908 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1930 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, dies at 56
  • 1932 Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
  • 1941 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • 1942 Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • 1944 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer, dies at 66
  • 1945 Francisco Pujol, composer, dies at 67
  • 1961 Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76
  • 1966 Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, dies at 41
  • 1975 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1980 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
  • 1980 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • 1994 Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
  • 1994 Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
  • 1997 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • 1997 Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • 1999 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • 2000 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 2006 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, dies at 99
  • 2006 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)
  • 2010 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (b. 1930)
  • 2012 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • 2012 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2015 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • 2016 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, dies at 87