Deaths in Music on June 6

  • 1735 Georg Osterreich, composer, dies at 71
  • 1747 Jean Barriere, composer, dies
  • 1785 Johann Michael Demmler, composer, dies at 36
  • 1852 Tommaso Marchesi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1878 Gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1881 Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1883 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer, dies at 29
  • 1917 Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59
  • 1926 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • 1928 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • 1935 Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1958 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • 1966 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • 1971 Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
  • 1991 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1991 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • 1991 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 1994 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • 1995 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • 1998 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2002 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • 2003 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2015 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88