Deaths in Music on October 6

  • 1651 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1762 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78
  • 1786 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, dies at 56
  • 1837 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77
  • 1860 Stephen Elvey, English composer, dies at 55
  • 1868 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1874 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • 1909 Dudley Buck, US organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • 1935 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1940 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1947 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • 1954 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • 1956 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • 1973 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • 1985 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), dies of complications from cirrhosis of the liver at 64
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 1995 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impressario, dies at 88
  • 1995 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 1999 Am├ília Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, dies at 79
  • 2007 Laza [Lazar] Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), dies from multiple sclerosis at 51
  • 2010 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2015 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73