August 5 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
August 5

1955 : Carmen Miranda, born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in Marco de Canaveses. Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star., died from a fatal heart attack at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 46.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 February 1909)

Carmen Miranda

1962 : Marilyn Monroe, American actress, model and singer, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, died of a barbiturate overdose in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 36. Her death was recorded as a "probable suicide", although many theories, including murder, have circulated.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 June 1926)

1968 : Luther Perkins, American country music guitarist, born Luther Monroe Perkins, died as a result of a house fire, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 40. The fire started during his sleep from a lit cigarette that fell from his mouth. (Tennessee Three)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (8 January 1928)

1992 : Jeff Porcaro, American session drummer, born , died from a heart attack "from atherosclerosis induced by cocaine use" at Humana Hospital-West Hills in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 38. He had fallen ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home, earlier that day. (Toto - foundng member, drums)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 April 1954)

1993 : Randy Hobbs, American bassist, born Randy Jo Hobbs, was found dead of heart failure in a hotel room in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 45. He had been heavily addicted to heroin. (The McCoys, The Edgar Winter Group, Montrose)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (22 March 1948)

Randy Hobbs

2013 : George Duke, American musician, keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular music, died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 67.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 January 1946)

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