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Number of Records Matching Query: 28
 
CHARLES MINGUS
 
Date Died: Friday 5 January 1979
Description: Bassist, USA
Cause of Death: Not known

DONNY HATHAWAY
 
Date Died: Saturday 13 January 1979
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, producer, USA
Cause of Death: Fell to his death from 15 floors

SID VICIOUS
 
Date Died: Friday 2 February 1979
Description: Bassist, UK
Cause of Death: Heroin overdose

ZBIGNIEW SEIFERT
 
Date Died: Thursday 15 February 1979
Description: Violinist, Polish
Cause of Death: Cancer

CARL T SPRAGUE
 
Date Died: Wednesday 21 February 1979
Description: Sincer, USA

MIKE PATTO
 
Date Died: Sunday 4 March 1979
Description: Vocalist, UK
Cause of Death: Throat Cancer

RICHARD BECKINSALE
 
Date Died: Monday 19 March 1979
Description: Actor. UK
Cause of Death: Heart Failure

MILTON AGER
 
Date Died: Sunday 6 May 1979
Description: Composer, Lyricist, Pianist. USA

EDDIE JEFFERSON
 
Date Died: Tuesday 8 May 1979
Description: Vocalist, USA
Cause of Death: Shot

LESTER FLATT
 
Date Died: Friday 11 May 1979
Description: Guiarist, USA

ROY MONTRELL
 
Date Died: Thursday 17 May 1979
Description: Guitarist, USA
Cause of Death: Drug Overdose

MARY PICKFORD
 
Date Died: Tuesday 29 May 1979
Description: Actress, Silent Films, Canadian
Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrage

JOHN WAYNE
 
Date Died: Monday 11 June 1979
Description: Actor, USA
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

LOWELL GEORGE
 
Date Died: Friday 29 June 1979
Description: Guitariist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, USA
Cause of Death: Heart attack

VAN MCCOY
 
Date Died: Friday 6 July 1979
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Cause of Death: Heart Failure

MINNIE RIPPERTON
 
Date Died: Thursday 12 July 1979
Description: Vocalist, USA
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

DORSEY BURNETTE
 
Date Died: Sunday 19 August 1979
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Cause of Death: Heart attack

STAN KENTON
 
Date Died: Saturday 25 August 1979
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
Cause of Death: Stroke

JEAN SEABERG
 
Date Died: Saturday 8 September 1979
Description: Actress, USA

TOMMY LEONETTI
 
Date Died: Saturday 15 September 1979
Description: Vocalist, Actor, US
Cause of Death: Cancer

JOHN SIMMONS
 
Date Died: Wednesday 19 September 1979
Description: Bassist, US

GRACIE FIELDS
 
Date Died: Thursday 27 September 1979
Description: Vocalist, Actress , Comedian

JIMMY MCCULLOCH
 
Date Died: Thursday 27 September 1979
Description: Guitarist, UK
Cause of Death: Heart failure

MERLE OBERON
 
Date Died: Friday 23 November 1979
Description: Actress, Bombay

RAY SMITH
 
Date Died: Thursday 29 November 1979
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist, USA
Cause of Death: Suicide by gun

ZEPPO MARX
 
Date Died: Friday 30 November 1979
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Cause of Death: Cancer

JOAN BLONDELL
 
Date Died: Tuesday 25 December 1979
Description: Actress, USA
Cause of Death: Leukemia

RICHARD RODGERS
 
Date Died: Sunday 30 December 1979
Description: Composer, USA
Cause of Death: Heart Failure

 
 
 
 

 
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