On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 11

  • 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 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1900 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, dies at 53
  • 1924 Theodore Dubois, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1955 Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, French organist and opera composer (Le Bon Roi Dagobert), dies at 72
  • 1975 Floro Manuel Ugarte, Argentine composer, dies at 90
  • 1981 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), dies at 66
  • 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 of leukemia at 58
  • 1996 Ulysses Dove, American dancer (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and choreographer (Red Angels), dies of AIDS-related illness at 49
  • 2001 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), dies at 77
  • 2003 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78
  • 2005 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2011 Seth Putnam, American extreme heavy metal guitarist and vocalist, dies of heart attack at 43

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

2015 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation), dies of a heart attack at 85

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 2015 Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer 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
  • 2021 John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American stage and screen actor (Ryan's Hope), singer, lyricist, and producer, dies at 90