Deaths in Music on September 8

  • 1613 Don Carlo Gesauldo, composer, dies
  • 1637 Robert Fludd, composer, dies at 63
  • 1706 Romanus Weichlein, composer, dies at 53
  • 1819 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1831 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1838 Pietro Rovelli, composer, dies at 45
  • 1871 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer, dies at 57
  • 1879 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58
  • 1899 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer, dies at 78
  • 1917 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74
  • 1944 Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63
  • 1949 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85
  • 1976 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 1976 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • 1984 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1985 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • 1991 Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer
  • 1991 Jo Budie, Dutch orchestra leader (KRO), dies
  • 1994 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1999 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • 2010 Rich Cronin, US singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • 2014 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), dies at 96
  • 2016 Prince Buster [Cecil Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • 2017 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), dies from emphysema at 78