On This Day

Musicians Who Died on July 13

  • 1813 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer, dies at 67
  • 1844 Johann Baptist Gansbacher, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1889 Carli Zoeller, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1894 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • 1903 August Reissmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1923 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], Danish composer, and educator (Peabody Institute, 1878-91), dies at 80
  • 1936 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1951 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1956 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1973 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • 1976 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1978 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - Baubles Bangles & Beads), dies at 63
  • 1986 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45
  • 1992 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1994 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1997 Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina (The Turning Point), dies at 92
  • 2003 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 95
  • 2004 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 2004 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2007 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • 2010 Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), dies following a stroke at 80

Person of interestCory Monteith

2013 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • 2014 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), dies at 84