Deaths in Music on November 29

  • 1643 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo,espro della Beata Vergine), dies at 76
  • 1775 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1843 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1872 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • 1921 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60

Person of interestGiacomo Puccini

1924 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1925 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • 1954 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • 1954 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1957 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American movie composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60
  • 1959 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1970 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1970 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • 1971 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Carl Stalling, American film composer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1981 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1989 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • 1992 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1994 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/US composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 2001 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

2001 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2006 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2007 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57
  • 2008 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), dies at 90
  • 2015 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, dies at 92