Music
Age 88
July 9, 1919 - May 26, 2008
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Earle Hagen was a talented Hollywood composer and musician who wrote some of the most famous theme songs in television history. Hagen's memorably melodic riffs in a variety of musical genres graced the score of dozens of televisio...
Music
Age 36
May 5, 1965 - December 15, 2001
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Halstead performed as a singer and bassist in Los Angeles punk band Butt Trumpet before departing with two other members — guitarists Blare N. Bitch and Sharon Needles — to form Betty Blowtorch. She died during a tour with Nas...
Music
Age 68
June 2, 1944 - August 6, 2012
Mount Zion Cemetery / Maspeth (Queens) / New York / United States / North America
Legendary musician, composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch was one of only sixteen people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards ("EGOT") and is one of only two people (along with composer Richard Rodgers) to have won those...
Music
Age 94
April 20, 1908 - August 31, 2002
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Considered one of the greatest musicians on the vibraphone, Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century and his artistic achievements symbolize the impact that jazz music has had on American cultu...
Music
Age 41
December 22, 1921 - March 5, 1963
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Hawkshaw Hawkins was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 1960s. He was known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. At 6 foot 5 inches tall, Hawkins had an...
Music
Age 44
May 24, 1967 - November 8, 2011
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Heavy D was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer and actor who was among a handful of hip-hop stars from the 1980s who successfully established a lasting career. Having created a string of infectious, party-tim...
Music
Age 85
May 21, 1901 - December 1, 1986
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Horace Heidt was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville and performed on radio and television during the 1930s and 1940s. As le...
Music
Age 65
February 1, 1859 - May 26, 1924
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / North America
Victor Herbert was one of the great composers and musicians of his era who enjoyed a prolific career that embraced a variety of musical genres. In addition to forty operettas and two operas, he wrote the music for several Ziegfeld...
Music
Age 44
April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959
St. Raymond's Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice as well as triumph. Though her career was relatively short an...
Music
Age 22
September 7, 1936 - February 3, 1959
City of Lubbock Cemetery / Lubbock / Texas / USA / North America
Buddy Holly was an American singer-songwriter who was a key figure and pioneer of mid-1950s rock and roll music. Some of his best hits include "That'll Be The Day", "Peggy Sue", "Everyday", and "It's So Easy". He is often regarded...
Music
Age 60
April 6, 1921 - December 8, 1981
Restvale Cemetery / Alsip / Illinois / USA / North America
Big Walter “Shakey” Horton was legendary blues harmonica and vocalist and while much less known than Little Walter or Sonny Boy Williamson #2, was one of the greatest harp players in the history of the blues. While he recorded...
Music
Age 86
March 21, 1902 - October 19, 1988
Mt. Hazel Cemetery / Detroit / Michigan / USAS / North America
The main source of inspiration for Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, Son House was a major innovator of the Delta blues style, along with his playing partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown. Few listening experiences in the blues ...
Music
Age 48
August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Fairview Cemetery / Westfield / New Jersey / USA / North America
Whitney Houston was arguably one of the greatest American singers of modern history. Nicknamed "The Voice", she generated sales of over 200 million records worldwide and is one of the bestselling music artists of all time. Houston...
Music
Age 48
May 23, 1963 - September 12, 1914
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Eddy Howard was an American vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s who scored his first No. 1 single for Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, "To Each His Own" which spent five non-consecutive weeks at the to...
Music
Age 56
August 18, 1953 - June 6, 2010
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
Marvin Isley was an American musician best known as the deep, funky bass player for the Isley Brothers. The Isley Brothers were initially a vocal trio made up of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. They bro...
Music
Age 48
December 25, 1937 - March 31, 1986
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
The eldest of the Isley Brothers, Kelly started singing with his brothers at church when in 1944 he and his three younger brothers (Rudy, Ronnie and Vernon) formed The Isley Brothers and toured the gospel circuit. Following the de...
Music
Age 39
November 27, 1935 - October 1, 1975
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Dubbed “The Human Timekeeper” for his impeccable rhythm and timing, Al Jackson, Jr. was a member of the seminal Stax Records house band Booker T. and the MG’s and provided the beat for the likes of Al Green, Sam & Dave, Otis...
Music
Age 60
October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972
Providence Memorial Park / Metairie / Louisiana / USA / North America
Known as the Queen of Gospel Music, Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the developme...
Music
Age 81
October 30, 1922 - July 22, 2004
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Although Illinois Jacquet may be best remembered as the tenor saxophonist who defined the screeching style of playing the instrument, his warm and sensitive tone may also be heard on countless jazz ballads and medium groove-tempo ...
Music
Age 37
January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Jam Master Jay was a musician and the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became one of the biggest hip hop groups and are credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. On October 30...