May 11 : This Day in Music History Deaths

This Day in Music History
Deaths
May 11

1979 : Lester Flatt, American bluegrass musician, guitarist and mandolinist, born Lester Raymond Flatt, died of heart failure, in Nashville, Tennessee, after a prolonged period of ill health, at the age of 64.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (19 June 1914)

1981 : Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, born Nesta Robert Marley, died of melanoma in his lungs and brain at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida, at the age of 36. He had been fighting cancer without success for eight months before his death.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (6 February 1945)

1994 : Danny Overbea, American guitarist, singer and one of the earliest pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll, died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 68.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 January 1926)

1997 : Ernie Fields, African American trombonist, pianist, arranger and bandleader, born Ernest Lawrence Fields, died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 92.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (28 August 1904)

2003 : Noel Redding, English rock bassist and guitarist, died from "shock haemorrhage due to oesophageal varices in reaction to cirrhosis of the liver" in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland, at the age of 57. (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (25 December 1945)

2004 : John Whitehead, American singer, songwriter, and record producer, died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 55. (McFadden & Whitehead)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (10 July 1948)

2008 : John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, born John Howard Rutsey, died in his sleep of a heart attack related to complications from diabetes, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 55. (Rush - co-founder, drums)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 July 1952)

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