Deaths in Music on February 25

  • 1643 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1682 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38
  • 1719 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66
  • 1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
  • 1852 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1901 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71
  • 1902 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian composer, dies at 77
  • 1906 Anton Arensky, Russian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • 1925 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
  • 1934 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • 1942 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, dies at 61
  • 1953 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
  • 1955 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1987 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • 1993 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cocaine induced cardio-respiratory failure at 45
  • 1995 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • 1997 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • 1998 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • 2007 Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2011 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), dies at 64
  • 2012 Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
  • 2012 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 2016 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), dies at 83