Deaths in Music on February 14

  • 1681 Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77
  • 1760 Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69
  • 1790 Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
  • 1841 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • 1857 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • 1873 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
  • 1901 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1908 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
  • 1937 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
  • 1943 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • 1955 Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
  • 1959 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1965 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1972 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 1980 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • 1982 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), dies at 79
  • 1987 Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1988 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), dies at 86
  • 1990 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • 1993 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • 1994 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • 1998 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • 1999 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 2006 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2011 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2012 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2016 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66