Deaths in Music on November 24

  • 1615 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • 1650 Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
  • 1722 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, dies at 99
  • 1822 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
  • 1838 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1842 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
  • 1880 NapolĂ©on Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1903 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • 1916 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1944 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • 1948 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, dies at 73
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, dies at 36
  • 1970 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • 1985 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1990 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • 1991 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

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1991 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), dies of aids at 45

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  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1993 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1995 Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
  • 1996 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
  • 2001 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2004 Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2012 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2016 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84
  • 2017 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), dies at 71
  • 2017 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), dies of natural causes at 70