Deaths in Music on July 11

  • 1768 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66
  • 1781 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1826 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
  • 1937 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • 1950 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • 1973 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • 1980 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
  • 1984 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1993 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • 1994 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
  • 1994 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer, dies at 57
  • 1996 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (Limeliters), dies at 72
  • 1996 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), dies at 102
  • 1999 Helen Forrest, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, dies at 82
  • 2001 Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Frances Langford, American singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), dies at 92
  • 2010 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • 2011 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, dies at 88
  • 2014 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), dies at 76