June 5 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
June 5

1826 : Carl Maria von Weber German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic. Already suffering from tuberculosis while visiting London, he died at the house of Sir George Smart at the age of 39.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 November 1786)

1990 : Jim Hodder (Steely Dan - drummer), drowned in his swimming pool at the age of 42.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (17 December 1947)

1990 : Richard Sohl (Patti Smith - keyboards) died at the age of 37.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (26 May 1953)

1993 : Conway Twitty, American country music artist, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 59.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (1 September 1933)

1999 : Mel Tormé, American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards, born Melvin Howard Tormé, died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 73.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (13 September 1925)

2002 : Dee Dee Ramone, founding member of the Ramones, born Douglas Glenn Colvin, died of a heroin overdose in Hollywood, California, at the of age 50.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (18 September 1951)

2004 : Robert Quine, American guitarist, born Robert Wolfe Quine. Following the death of his wife Alice and suffering of depression, he committed suicide by heroin overdose in New York at the age of 61.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (30 December 1942)

2012 : Lou Pride, Chicago soul singer, born George Lou Pride, died of natural causes while in hospice care in Chicago at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (24 May 1944)

2012 : Herb Reed (The Platters - founding member and vocalist), died from complications from several ailments, including heart disease, at a hospice in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 83.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (7 August 1928)

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