February 23 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
February 23

1995 : Melvin Franklin, American bass singer, born David Melvin English, died while in coma, after a number of seizures, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 52. From the late 60s he had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and the constant use of cortisone had weakened his immune system seriously. (The Temptations)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 October 1942)

Melvin Franklin

1996 : Tony Williams, American jazz drummer, born Anthony Tillmon Williams, died from a heart attack in the San Francisco Bay Area at the age of 51. (Tony Williams Lifetime Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 December 1945)

Tony Williams

2003 : Howie Epstein, American musician, song writer and producer, born Howard Norman Epstein, died of complications due to drug use in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the age of 47. (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 July 1955)

Howie Epstein

2004 : Don Cornell, American singer, born Luigi Varlaro, died from emphysema and diabetes in Aventura, Florida, at the age of 84.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (21 April 1919)

Don Cornell

2007 : Donnie Brooks, American pop music singer, born John Dee Abohosh, died of a heart attack following a long illness at the age of 71.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 February 1936)

Donnie Brooks

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