Deaths in Music on May 26

  • 1832 Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
  • 1871 Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
  • 1873 August Conradi, composer, dies at 51
  • 1891 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1912 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • 1924 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1924 Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65

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1933 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

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  • 1950 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
  • 1968 William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
  • 1977 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • 1977 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
  • 1982 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • 1993 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1994 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • 1995 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1996 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
  • 1999 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • 2007 J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)