Deaths in Music on June 12

  • 1616 Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
  • 1761 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1858 William Horsley, composer, dies at 83
  • 1887 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • 1917 Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63
  • 1942 Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36
  • 1947 Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
  • 1957 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • 1962 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1966 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • 1966 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • 1968 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, dies at 76
  • 1988 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, dies at 87
  • 1989 Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • 1989 Lou Monte, American singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse), dies at 72
  • 1995 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1997 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1998 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75
  • 2006 Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • 2015 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93
  • 2018 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), dies at 73