Musicians Who Died on October 11

  • 1837 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" (Exultate Deo), dies at 71

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

  • 1897 Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques; Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1942 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 64
  • 1970 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, dies at 69
  • 1985 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies of cancer at 68
  • 1993 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
  • 1995 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, dies at 81
  • 1996 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • 1999 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • 2007 Werner von Trapp, Austrian singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 91
  • 2008 Neal Hefti, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Woody Herman; Count Basie); band leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer ("Li'l Darlin"; The Odd Couple; Batman theme), dies at 85
  • 2014 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, dies at 54
  • 2015 John Berg, American art director, 4-time Grammy Award-winner for album art (Columbia Records, 1961-85), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 2020 Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble, 1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), dies at 80 [1]