Deaths in Music on June 11

  • June
  • 1764 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer, dies at 74
  • 1775 Egidio Romoaldo Duni, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1808 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1896 Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1900 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, dies at 53
  • 1924 Theodore Dubois, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1955 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer, dies at 72
  • 1970 Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1975 Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer, dies at 90
  • 1990 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • 1995 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies at 58
  • 1996 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer, dies at 49
  • 1999 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • 2001 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), dies at 77
  • 2003 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78
  • 2011 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

2015 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 2015 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • 2015 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2016 Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, dies at 81