Musicians Who Died on September 13

  • 1885 Friedrich Kiel, Austrian composer, and mountain climber, dies at 63
  • 1894 (Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (España; Joyeuse marche; Le roi malgré lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • 1906 Georges Jacobi, German violinist, composer (The Black Crook), and conductor (Alhambra Theatre, London, 1872-98), dies at 66
  • 1913 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1924 P. J. Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • 1932 Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), and music educator (Budapest Academy of Music, 1912-60), dies at 75
  • 1977 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1912-39; Disney's Fantasia), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • 1982 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), dies at 73
  • 1985 Dane Rudhyar [Daniel Chennevière], French-American composer, author, and astrologist dies at 90
  • 1991 Ferry Barendse, Dutch trumpeter, composer, and singer (Ramblers), dies at 80
  • 1994 John Stevens, British jazz drummer (Spontaneous Music Ensemble), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1994 Kaleria Fadicheva, Russian ballerina (Kirov) and choreographer, dies at 58 [1]
  • 1994 Pieter Zaanen, Dutch architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies at 63
  • 1996 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur (1971-1996)

American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive-by shooting at 25

  • 2005 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, German Brazilian composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 90
  • 2011 DJ Mehdi [Favéris-Essadi], French hip hop and electro producer, dies from falling through a skylight at his home at 34
  • 2012 William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2013 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, Filipino-American musician and composer (Batong-Buhay), dies at 70
  • 2015 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • 2017 Grant Hart, American punk rock drummer and songwriter (Hüsker Dü), dies of liver cancer at 56
  • 2018 Ivo Petric, Slovenian composer, dies at 86
  • 2019 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), dies of esophageal cancer at 70
  • 2021 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), dies at 95