April Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musicians and singers who died in April

March Died on April 1 May

 
Marvin Gaye was
44 years 11 months 29 days old when he died on 1 April 1984, 33 years ago
Marvin would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 2 April 1939
 
Nigel Preston was
28 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 1 April 1992, 25 years ago
Nigel would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 4 April 1963
 
Dave Ball was
65 years 2 days old when he died on 1 April 2015, 2 years ago
Dave would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 30 March 1950

March Died on April 2 May

 
Buddy Rich was
69 years 6 months 3 days old when he died on 2 April 1987, 30 years ago
Buddy would be 100 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1917
 
Edwin Starr was
61 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 2 April 2003, 14 years ago
Edwin would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 21 January 1942

March Died on April 3 May

 
Sarah Vaughan was
66 years 7 days old when she died on 3 April 1990, 27 years ago
Sarah would be 93 if still alive. She was born on 27 March 1924
 
Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith was
93 years 2 days old when he died on 3 April 2014, 3 years ago
Arthur would be 96 if still alive. He was born on 1 April 1921
 
Bob Burns was
64 years 4 months 10 days old when he died on 3 April 2015, 2 years ago
Bob would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 24 November 1950

March Died on April 4 May

 
Carlo Mastrangelo was
78 years 5 months 30 days old when he died on 4 April 2016
Carlo would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 5 October 1937

March Died on April 5 May

 
Bob 'The Bear' Hite was
38 years 1 month 10 days old when he died on 5 April 1981, 36 years ago
Bob would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 26 February 1943
 
Kurt Cobain was
27 years 1 month 16 days old when he died on 5 April 1994, 23 years ago
Kurt would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 20 February 1967
 
Cozy Powell was
50 years 3 months 7 days old when he died on 5 April 1998, 19 years ago
Cozy would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 29 December 1947
 
Layne Staley was
34 years 7 months 14 days old when he died on 5 April 2002, 15 years ago
Layne would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 22 August 1967
 
Gene Pitney was
66 years 1 month 19 days old when he died on 5 April 2006, 11 years ago
Gene would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 17 February 1940
 
Mark St John was
51 years 1 month 29 days old when he died on 5 April 2007, 10 years ago
Mark would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 7 February 1956
 
Jim Marshall was
88 years 8 months 7 days old when he died on 5 April 2012, 5 years ago
Jim would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 29 July 1923

March Died on April 6 May

 
Wendy O Williams was
48 years 10 months 9 days old when she died on 6 April 1998, 19 years ago
Wendy would be 68 if still alive. She was born on 28 May 1949
 
Tammy Wynette was
55 years 11 months 1 day old when she died on 6 April 1998, 19 years ago
Tammy would be 75 if still alive. She was born on 5 May 1942
 
Niki Sullivan was
66 years 9 months 14 days old when he died on 6 April 2004, 13 years ago
Niki would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 23 June 1937
 
Merle Haggard was
79 years old when he died on 6 April 2016
Merle would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 6 April 1937
 
Dennis Davis was
64 years 7 months 9 days old when he died on 6 April 2016
Dennis would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 28 August 1951
 
David Peel was
73 years 8 months 5 days old when he died on 6 April 2017
David would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 1 August 1943

March Died on April 7 May

 
Lee Brilleaux was
41 years 10 months 28 days old when he died on 7 April 1994, 23 years ago
Lee would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 10 May 1952
 
Heinz Burt was
57 years 8 months 14 days old when he died on 7 April 2000, 17 years ago
Heinz would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 24 July 1942

March Died on April 8 May

 
Laura Nyro was
49 years 5 months 21 days old when she died on 8 April 1997, 20 years ago
Laura would be 70 if still alive. She was born on 18 October 1947
 
Malcolm McLaren was
64 years 2 months 17 days old when he died on 8 April 2010, 7 years ago
Malcolm would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 22 January 1946
 
Annette Funicello was
70 years 5 months 17 days old when she died on 8 April 2013, 4 years ago
Annette would be 75 if still alive. She was born on 22 October 1942

March Died on April 9 May

 
Phil Ochs was
35 years 3 months 21 days old when he died on 9 April 1976, 41 years ago
Phil would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1940
 
Dave Prater was
50 years 11 months old when he died on 9 April 1988, 29 years ago
Dave would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 9 May 1937

March Died on April 10 May

 
Stu Sutcliffe was
21 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 10 April 1962, 55 years ago
Stu would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 23 June 1940
 
Little Eva Boyd was
59 years 9 months 12 days old when she died on 10 April 2003, 14 years ago
Little Eva would be 74 if still alive. She was born on 29 June 1943
 
Banner Thomas was
60 years 7 months 4 days old when he died on 10 April 2017
Banner would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 6 September 1956

March Died on April 11 May

 
Harry Secombe was
79 years 7 months 3 days old when he died on 11 April 2001, 16 years ago
Harry would be 96 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1921
 
June Pointer was
52 years 4 months 12 days old when she died on 11 April 2006, 11 years ago
June would be 64 if still alive. She was born on 30 November 1953
 
J Geils was
71 years 1 month 22 days old when he died on 11 April 2017
J would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 20 February 1946

March Died on April 12 May

 
Boxcar Willie was
67 years 7 months 11 days old when he died on 12 April 1999, 18 years ago
Boxcar Willie would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 1 September 1931
 
Toby Smith was
46 years 5 months 14 days old when he died on 12 April 2017
Toby would be 47 if still alive. He was born on 29 October 1970

March Died on April 13 May

 
Johnnie Johnson was
80 years 9 months 5 days old when he died on 13 April 2005, 12 years ago
Johnnie would be 93 if still alive. He was born on 8 July 1924

March Died on April 14 May

 
Pete Farndon was
30 years 10 months 2 days old when he died on 14 April 1983, 34 years ago
Pete would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 12 June 1952
 
Percy Sledge was
73 years 4 months 20 days old when he died on 14 April 2015, 2 years ago
Percy would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 25 November 1941
 
Bruce Langhorne was
78 years 11 months 3 days old when he died on 14 April 2017
Bruce would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 11 May 1938

March Died on April 15 May

 
Joey Ramone was
49 years 10 months 27 days old when he died on 15 April 2001, 16 years ago
Joey would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 19 May 1951

March Died on April 16 May

 
Skip Spence was
52 years 11 months 28 days old when he died on 16 April 1999, 18 years ago
Skip would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 18 April 1946
 
Rita MacNeil was
68 years 10 months 19 days old when she died on 16 April 2013, 4 years ago
Rita would be 73 if still alive. She was born on 28 May 1944
 
Allan Holdsworth was
70 years 8 months 10 days old when he died on 16 April 2017
Allan would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 6 August 1946

March Died on April 17 May

 
Eddie Cochran was
21 years 6 months 14 days old when he died on 17 April 1960, 57 years ago
Eddie would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 3 October 1938
 
Felix Pappalardi was
43 years 3 months 18 days old when he died on 17 April 1983, 34 years ago
Felix would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 30 December 1939
 
Linda McCartney was
56 years 6 months 24 days old when she died on 17 April 1998, 19 years ago
Linda would be 76 if still alive. She was born on 24 September 1941
 
Danny Federici was
58 years 2 months 25 days old when he died on 17 April 2008, 9 years ago
Danny would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 23 January 1950

March Died on April 18 May

 
Bernard Edwards was
43 years 5 months 18 days old when he died on 18 April 1996, 21 years ago
Bernard would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 31 October 1952
 
Cordell Mosson was
60 years 6 months 2 days old when he died on 18 April 2013, 4 years ago
Cordell would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 16 October 1952

March Died on April 19 May

 
Levon Helm was
71 years 10 months 24 days old when he died on 19 April 2012, 5 years ago
Levon would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 26 May 1940
 
Greg Ham was
58 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 19 April 2012, 5 years ago
Greg would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 27 September 1953
 
Pete Zorn was
65 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 19 April 2016
Pete would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 29 May 1950

March Died on April 20 May

 
Steve Marriott was
44 years 2 months 21 days old when he died on 20 April 1991, 26 years ago
Steve would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 30 January 1947
 
Bert Weedon was
91 years 11 months 10 days old when he died on 20 April 2012, 5 years ago
Bert would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 10 May 1920
 
Cuba Gooding Sr was
72 years 11 months 23 days old when he died on 20 April 2017
Cuba would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 27 April 1944

March Died on April 21 May

 
Sandy Denny was
31 years 3 months 15 days old when she died on 21 April 1978, 39 years ago
Sandy would be 70 if still alive. She was born on 6 January 1947
 
Neal Matthews Jr was
70 years 5 months 26 days old when he died on 21 April 2000, 17 years ago
Neal would be 88 if still alive. He was born on 26 October 1929
 
Nina Simone was
70 years 2 months old when she died on 21 April 2003, 14 years ago
Nina would be 84 if still alive. She was born on 21 February 1933
 
Lobby Loyde was
65 years 11 months 3 days old when he died on 21 April 2007, 10 years ago
Lobby would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 18 May 1941
 
Chrissy Amphlett was
53 years 5 months 27 days old when she died on 21 April 2013, 4 years ago
Chrissy would be 58 if still alive. She was born on 25 October 1959
 
Prince was
57 years 10 months 14 days old when he died on 21 April 2016
Prince would be 59 if still alive. He was born on 7 June 1958
 
Lonnie Mack was
74 years 9 months 3 days old when he died on 21 April 2016
Lonnie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 18 July 1941

March Died on April 22 May

 
Richie Havens was
72 years 3 months 1 day old when he died on 22 April 2013, 4 years ago
Richie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 21 January 1941

March Died on April 23 May

 
Johnny Thunders was
38 years 9 months 8 days old when he died on 23 April 1991, 26 years ago
Johnny would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 15 July 1952

March Died on April 24 May

 
Peter Ham was
27 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 24 April 1975, 42 years ago
Peter would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 27 April 1947
 
Billy Paul was
81 years 4 months 23 days old when he died on 24 April 2016
Billy would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 1 December 1934

March Died on April 25 May

 
Roger Troutman was
47 years 4 months 27 days old when he died on 25 April 1999, 18 years ago
Roger would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 29 November 1951
 
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes was
30 years 10 months 29 days old when she died on 25 April 2002, 15 years ago
Lisa would be 46 if still alive. She was born on 27 May 1971
 
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett was
69 years 2 months 14 days old when he died on 25 April 2007, 10 years ago
Bobby would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 11 February 1938
 
Humphrey Lyttelton was
86 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 25 April 2008, 9 years ago
Humphrey would be 96 if still alive. He was born on 23 May 1921
 
Poly Styrene was
53 years 9 months 22 days old when she died on 25 April 2011, 6 years ago
Poly would be 60 if still alive. She was born on 3 July 1957
 
Calep Emphrey Jr was
67 years 11 months 24 days old when he died on 25 April 2017
Calep would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 1 May 1949

March Died on April 26 May

 
Count Basie was
79 years 8 months 5 days old when he died on 26 April 1984, 33 years ago
Count would be 113 if still alive. He was born on 21 August 1904
 
Phoebe Snow was
60 years 9 months 9 days old when she died on 26 April 2011, 6 years ago
Phoebe would be 67 if still alive. She was born on 17 July 1950
 
George Jones was
81 years 7 months 14 days old when he died on 26 April 2013, 4 years ago
George would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 12 September 1931

March Died on April 27 May

 
Vicki Sue Robinson was
45 years 10 months 27 days old when she died on 27 April 2000, 17 years ago
Vicki would be 63 if still alive. She was born on 31 May 1954

March Died on April 28 May

 
Tommy Caldwell was
30 years 5 months 19 days old when he died on 28 April 1980, 37 years ago
Tommy would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 9 November 1949
 
Jack Ely was
71 years 7 months 17 days old when he died on 28 April 2015, 2 years ago
Jack would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 11 September 1943

March Died on April 29 May

 
Mick Ronson was
46 years 11 months 3 days old when he died on 29 April 1993, 24 years ago
Mick would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 26 May 1946
 
Micky Waller was
66 years 7 months 23 days old when he died on 29 April 2008, 9 years ago
Micky would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 6 September 1941

March Died on April 30 May

 
Muddy Waters was
68 years 26 days old when he died on 30 April 1983, 34 years ago
Muddy would be 102 if still alive. He was born on 4 April 1915
 
Darrell Sweet was
51 years 11 months 14 days old when he died on 30 April 1999, 18 years ago
Darrell would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 16 May 1947
 
Ben E King was
76 years 7 months 2 days old when he died on 30 April 2015, 2 years ago
Ben would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 28 September 1938