Musicians Who Died on October 9

  • 1769 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
  • 1821 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • 1907 Romualdo Marenco, Italian composer, chiefly of ballet music (Excelsior), and conductor, dies at 66
  • 1937 August de Boeck, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Show Boat), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 41
  • 1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, Russian composer, dies at 70
  • 1963 Thurlow Lieurance, American composer (By the Waters of Minnetonka; Sad Moon on Falling Leaf), ethno-musicologist (Indigenous peoples), and educator, dies at 85
  • 1973 Sister Rosetta Tharpe [Nubin], American gospel and R&B singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist ("This Train"; "Down By The Riverside"), dies of a stroke at 58
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1987 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer, dies at 79
  • 1988 Cliff Gallup, American guitarist (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1991 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • 1994 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • 1999 Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), pianist, and composer ("Bags Groove"), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2012 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, dies at 88
  • 2015 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, dies at 80
  • 2017 Vincent La Selva, American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012), dies at 88 [1]