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 Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1837 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77
  • 1860 Stephen Elvey, 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 bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 1995 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • 1995 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 1999 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 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