This Day in Music History
1922 : Marie Lloyd, English music hall singer, comedienne and musical theatre actress, born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood, died of heart and kidney failure, three days after collapsing on stage at a show in Edmonton, London, at the age of 52.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (12 February 1870)
1959 : Mario Lanza, American tenor, actor and Hollywood movie star, born Alfred Arnold Cocozza, died from a possible pulmonary embolism or a massive heart attack in Rome, Italy, at the age of -. His death is related to a contovesial method of losing weight that required him to be kept immobile and sedated for a prolonged period. He died in the clinic, one day before his scheduled discharge.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 January 1921)
1966 : Johnny Kidd, English singer and songwriter, born Frederick Albert Heath, died in a car accident near Bury, Lancashire, at the age of 30. (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates - frontman)
See also: This Day in Music History Births (23 December 1935)
1966 : Smiley Lewis, American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician, born Overton Amos Lemons, died of stomach cancer in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 53.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (5 July 1913)
2009 : Vic Mizzy, American composer for television and movies, born Victor Mizzy, died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 93.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (9 January 1916)