Deaths in Music on May 12

  • 1811 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, French classical cellist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1825 Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
  • 1825 Stanislao Mattei, composer, dies at 75
  • 1843 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • 1861 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50
  • 1871 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • 1884 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60
  • 1896 Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38
  • 1908 Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69
  • 1924 Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82
  • 1925 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82
  • 1931 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1943 Albert Stoessel, American composer, dies at 48
  • 1948 Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
  • 1956 Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65
  • 1960 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1963 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1967 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • 1987 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1989 Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89
  • 2001 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2016 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86