Deaths in Music on October 11

  • 1837 Samuel Wesley, composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • 1896 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72
  • 1897 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1942 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64

Person of interestEdith Piaf

1963 Édith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies of liver cancer at 47

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  • 1970 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, dies at 69
  • 1985 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • 1993 Jess Thomas, American tenor, dies at 1993
  • 1996 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 2007 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)