Musicians Who Died on November 19

  • 1630 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 1785 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, dies at 65
  • 1795 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1804 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 1825 Jan Vaclav Vorisek, Czech composer, dies at 34

Franz Schubert

1828 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies from syphilis and typhoid fever at 31

  • 1854 Alberich Zwyssig, Swiss composer (Swiss National Anthem), dies at 46
  • 1908 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • 1915 Joe Hill [Joel Hägglund], Swedish-American labor activist and protest songwriter "The Preacher and the Slave"; "There Is Power in a Union"), executed at Sugar House Prison in Salt Lake City, Utah for murder at 36
  • 1928 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1929 Arthur Henry Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies at 79
  • 1931 Frederic Cliffe, English composer, dies at 74
  • 1942 Edouard Combe, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • 1950 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • 1963 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • 1974 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1977 William "Sonny" Criss, American bebop jazz saxophonist (Jazz U.S.A.), commits suicide while suffering from stomach cancer at 50
  • 1983 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • 1992 Bobby Russell, American songwriter ("Honey"; "Little Green Apples"), dies at 52
  • 1995 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • 1995 Martha Hill, American modern dancer and teacher (Juilliard), dies at 94
  • 1995 Shirley Bergeron, American Cajun singer and guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Edward Kassner, Austrian-born music publisher, dies at 76
  • 1998 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay ("Heartbreak Hotel"), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2003 Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), dies of pneumonia at 56
  • 2004 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2007 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2014 Ralph "Riff" West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 64
  • 2015 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), dies at 69
  • 2017 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show; Royal Family), dies at 86
  • 2017 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), dies of respiratory failure at 85
  • 2021 Hank Von Helvete [Hans-Erik Husby], Norwegian punk rock singer (Turbonegro), dies at 46