This Day in Music History
1982 : Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr., died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 56.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 September 1925)
1996 : Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz vocalist, known also as the "Queen of Jazz", died at the age of 79 in her home in Beverly Hills, California.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 April 1917)
2014 : Casey Kasem, American radio personality and voice actor, born Kemal Amin Kasem, died at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, at the age of 82. He had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in October 2013.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (27 April 1932)