Deaths in Music on December 9

  • 1770 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1814 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, dies at 39
  • 1827 Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer, dies at 90
  • 1893 George Elvey, English composer, dies at 77
  • 1905 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 66
  • 1924 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), dies at 70
  • 1925 Eugene Gigout, composer, dies at 81
  • 1956 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, dies at 59
  • 1966 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer, dies at 79
  • 1974 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • 1981 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), dies from heart failure at 56
  • 1982 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • 1984 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • 1994 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • 1994 Garnett Silk [Garnet Damion Smith], Jamacian reggae musician, dies in a fire at 28
  • 1996 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • 1996 Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • 1997 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • 2002 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2005 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • 2006 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • 2010 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)

Person of interestJenni Rivera

2012 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
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