Deaths in Music on December 28

  • 1779 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1830 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, Flemish composer, dies at 83
  • 1862 Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54
  • 1870 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • 1878 José Bernardo Alcedo, Peruvian composer, dies at 90
  • 1891 Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47
  • 1916 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
  • 1937 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
  • 1946 Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
  • 1952 Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
  • 1963 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
  • 1971 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 83
  • 1976 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), dies at 42
  • 1982 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84
  • 1983 Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
  • 1990 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 1992 Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
  • 1997 Henry Barraud, French composer, dies at 97
  • 2006 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95
  • 2007 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • 2010 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • 2015 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), dies from terminal illness at 70
  • 2015 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), commits suicide at 51
  • 2017 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), dies at 94