Deaths in Music on May 11

  • 1631 Christoph Buel, German composer, dies at 57
  • 1819 Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47
  • 1845 Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14
  • 1849 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer and conductor, dies at 38 of a stroke
  • 1885 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
  • 1895 Feliks Jaronski, composer, dies at 71
  • 1907 John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
  • 1917 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66
  • 1937 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
  • 1947 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62
  • 1952 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1970 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1976 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
  • 1979 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64

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1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

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  • 1982 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • 1994 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • 1995 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • 1996 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
  • 1996 Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46
  • 2003 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
  • 2004 John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • 2005 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
  • 2014 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62