December 2 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
December 2

1982 : David Blue, American singer-songwriter and actor, born Stuart David Cohen, died of a heart attack while jogging in New York City at the age of 41.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 February 1941)

1986 : Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer, born Desiderio Arnaz, died of lung cancer in Del Mar, California, at the age of 69.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (2 March 1917)

1986 : Lee Dorsey, African American pop and R&B singer, born Irving Lee Dorsey, died of emphysema in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 December 1924)

1990 : Aaron Copland, American composer, composition teacher, writer and conductor, died of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure in North Tarrytown, New York, at the age of 90.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (14 November 1900)

1999 : Charlie Byrd, born Charlie Lee Byrd, American guitarist, died of lung cancer at his home in Annapolis, Maryland, at the age of 74.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (16 September 1925)

2004 : Kevin Coyne, English musician, singer, composer, film-maker and writer of lyrics, stories and poems, died of lung fibrosis at his home in Nuremberg, Germany, at the age of 60.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 January 1944)

Kevin Coyne

2006 : Dave Mount, English drummer, born David George Mount, died in Carshalton, London, at the age of 59. (Mud)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 March 1947)

2006 : Mariska Veres, Dutch singer, died of cancer in The Hague at the age of 59. (The Shocking Blue)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 October 1948)

2008 : Odetta, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter and a civil and human rights activist, born Odetta Holmes, died from heart disease in New York City at the age of 77.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 December 1930)

2009 : Eric Woolfson, Scottish songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, executive producer and pianist, born Eric Norman Woolfson, died from kidney cancer in London, England, at the age of 65. (The Alan Parsons Project - founding member)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 March 1945)

2011 : Howard Tate, American soul singer and songwriter, died from complications of multiple myeloma and leukemia in Burlington, New Jersey, at the age of 72.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 August 1939)

2013 : Junior Murvin, Jamaican reggae musician, born Murvin Junior Smith, died in a hospital in Port Antonio at the age of 67. He had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (29 March 1946)

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