Deaths in Music on May 6

  • 1596 Giaches de Wert, Flemish composer (b. 1535)
  • 1666 Paul Siefert, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1678 Joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44
  • 1776 James Kent, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1794 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1814 George Joseph Vogler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1836 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer, dies at 78
  • 1841 John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
  • 1852 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • 1890 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • 1892 Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
  • 1936 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1952 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60
  • 1960 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • 1964 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
  • 1973 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • 1983 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1985 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

1992 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1994 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1995 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • 2000 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • 2002 Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2015 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing), dies at 71