Deaths in Music on February 11

  • 1622 Alfonso Fontanelli, composer, dies at 64
  • 1762 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer, dies at 71
  • 1797 Antoine Dauvergne, composer, dies at 83
  • 1806 Vicente Martín y Soler, Valencian composer, dies at 51
  • 1870 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66
  • 1882 Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65
  • 1892 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer, dies at 63
  • 1894 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer, dies at 70
  • 1903 Henryk Szulc, composer, dies at 67
  • 1939 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • 1944 Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer D Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • 1945 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
  • 1970 Emil Abranyi, composer, dies at 87
  • 1985 Heinz Eric Roemheld, composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1985 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
  • 2006 Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Estelle Bennett, American singer (Ronettes), dies at 67
  • 2009 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), dies at 86

Person of interestWhitney Houston

2012 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • 2013 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72
  • 2017 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, dies at 87
  • 2018 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89