Deaths in Music on March 15

  • 1575 Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • 1673 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, dies at 57
  • 1842 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
  • 1883 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • 1912 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58
  • 1918 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • 1918 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • 1918 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • 1929 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies of a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight at 24
  • 1942 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • 1954 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, dies at 82
  • 1959 Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1966 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1969 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • 1993 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • 1996 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, dies at 100
  • 2008 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • 2008 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • 2011 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
  • 2011 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • 2015 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59