Deaths in Music on October 5

  • 1564 Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer
  • 1707 Daniel Speer, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1813 Etienne Ozi, French composer, dies at 58
  • 1867 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
  • 1880 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • 1899 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • 1911 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer, dies at 58
  • 1915 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • 1915 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
  • 1919 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • 1924 Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
  • 1940 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • 1943 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1954 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), dies at 78
  • 1965 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • 1981 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), dies in a plane crash at 48
  • 1985 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • 1992 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992 Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • 1995 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • 2010 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • 2014 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84