On This Day

Musicians Who Died on June 24

  • 1724 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1882 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1891 Ann Mounsey, English composer, dies at 80
  • 1913 Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
  • 1933 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", American singer, dies at about 64

Carlos Gardel

1935 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 1936 Nandor Zsolt, Hungarian composer, conductor and violinist dies at 49
  • 1944 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1952 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, dies at 84
  • 1987 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler; Gigot), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only),, dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1988 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 1992 Tony LeMans [MansFortier], American singer-songwriter(("Cookie Crumbles"), dies in a motorcycle crash at 29
  • 2004 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek lyricist, journalist, and children's book author, dies of an allergic reaction at 39 or 40 [birth year uncertain]
  • 2004 Jimmy Rowser, American jazz double-bassist (Dinah Washington; Ray Bryant; Les McCann), and teacher, dies at 78
  • 2007 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, dies at 32
  • 2010 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2016 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), dies at 72