May Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

Pop and rock musicians and singers who died in May

April Died on May 1 June

 
Johnny Paris was
65 years 8 months 2 days old when he died on 1 May 2006, 11 years ago
Johnny would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 29 August 1940
 
Jim Hagar was
66 years 8 months 1 day old when he died on 1 May 2008, 9 years ago
Jim would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 30 August 1941
 
Bruce Hampton was
70 years 1 day old when he died on 1 May 2017
Bruce would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 30 April 1947

April Died on May 2 June

 
Jeff Hanneman was
49 years 3 months 2 days old when he died on 2 May 2013, 4 years ago
Jeff would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 31 January 1964

April Died on May 3 June

 
Leslie Harvey was
27 years 7 months 20 days old when he died on 3 May 1972, 45 years ago
Leslie would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 13 September 1944

April Died on May 4 June

 
Paul Butterfield was
44 years 4 months 17 days old when he died on 4 May 1987, 30 years ago
Paul would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 17 December 1942
 
Adam Yauch was
47 years 8 months 29 days old when he died on 4 May 2012, 5 years ago
Adam would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 5 August 1964

April Died on May 5 June

 
Craig Gruber was
63 years 10 months 13 days old when he died on 5 May 2015, 2 years ago
Craig would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 22 June 1951

April Died on May 6 June

 
Gerry Shephard was
51 years 4 months 8 days old when he died on 6 May 2003, 14 years ago
Gerry would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 28 December 1951
 
Barney Kessel was
80 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 6 May 2004, 13 years ago
Barney would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 17 October 1923
 
Ean Evans was
48 years 7 months 20 days old when he died on 6 May 2009, 8 years ago
Ean would be 57 if still alive. He was born on 16 September 1960
 
Errol Brown was
71 years 5 months 24 days old when he died on 6 May 2015, 2 years ago
Errol would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 12 November 1943

April Died on May 7 June

 
Eddie Rabbitt was
56 years 5 months 10 days old when he died on 7 May 1998, 19 years ago
Eddie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 27 November 1941
 
John Walker was
67 years 5 months 25 days old when he died on 7 May 2011, 6 years ago
John would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 12 November 1943

April Died on May 8 June

 
LaVerne Andrews was
55 years 10 months 2 days old when she died on 8 May 1967, 50 years ago
LaVerne would be 106 if still alive. She was born on 6 July 1911
 
Graham Bond was
36 years 6 months 10 days old when he died on 8 May 1974, 43 years ago
Graham would be 80 if still alive. He was born on 28 October 1937
 
Eddy Arnold was
89 years 11 months 24 days old when he died on 8 May 2008, 9 years ago
Eddy would be 99 if still alive. He was born on 15 May 1918
 
Cornell Dupree was
68 years 4 months 19 days old when he died on 8 May 2011, 6 years ago
Cornell would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1942
 
Rutger Gunnarsson was
69 years 2 months 26 days old when he died on 8 May 2015, 2 years ago
Rutger would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 12 February 1946

April Died on May 9 June

 
Keith Whitley was
34 years 10 months 8 days old when he died on 9 May 1989, 28 years ago
Keith would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 1 July 1954
 
Brenda Fassie was
39 years 6 months 6 days old when she died on 9 May 2004, 13 years ago
Brenda would be 53 if still alive. She was born on 3 November 1964
 
Stephen Bruton was
60 years 6 months 2 days old when he died on 9 May 2009, 8 years ago
Stephen would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 7 November 1948
 
Lena Horne was
92 years 10 months 9 days old when she died on 9 May 2010, 7 years ago
Lena would be 100 if still alive. She was born on 30 June 1917

April Died on May 10 June

 
Nash The Slash was
66 years 1 month 14 days old when he died on 10 May 2014, 3 years ago
Nash would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 26 March 1948

April Died on May 11 June

 
Bob Marley was
36 years 3 months 5 days old when he died on 11 May 1981, 36 years ago
Bob would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 6 February 1945
 
Noel Redding was
57 years 4 months 16 days old when he died on 11 May 2003, 14 years ago
Noel would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 25 December 1945
 
John Rutsey was
55 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 11 May 2008, 9 years ago
John would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 23 July 1952
 
Ed Gagliardi was
62 years 2 months 28 days old when he died on 11 May 2014, 3 years ago
Ed would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 13 February 1952

April Died on May 12 June

 
Perry Como was
88 years 11 months 25 days old when he died on 12 May 2001, 16 years ago
Perry would be 105 if still alive. He was born on 18 May 1912

April Died on May 13 June

 
Johnnie Wilder Jr was
56 years 10 months 10 days old when he died on 13 May 2006, 11 years ago
Johnnie would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 3 July 1949
 
Donald 'Duck' Dunn was
70 years 5 months 19 days old when he died on 13 May 2012, 5 years ago
Donald would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 24 November 1941
 
Jimmy Copley was
63 years 4 months 14 days old when he died on 13 May 2017
Jimmy would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 29 December 1953

April Died on May 14 June

 
Keith Relf was
33 years 1 month 22 days old when he died on 14 May 1976, 41 years ago
Keith would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 22 March 1943
 
Frank Sinatra was
82 years 5 months 2 days old when he died on 14 May 1998, 19 years ago
Frank would be 102 if still alive. He was born on 12 December 1915
 
B B King was
89 years 7 months 28 days old when he died on 14 May 2015, 2 years ago
B B would be 92 if still alive. He was born on 16 September 1925

April Died on May 15 June

 
June Carter Cash was
73 years 10 months 22 days old when she died on 15 May 2003, 14 years ago
June would be 88 if still alive. She was born on 23 June 1929
 
Clint Warwick was
63 years 10 months 20 days old when he died on 15 May 2004, 13 years ago
Clint would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 25 June 1940

April Died on May 16 June

 
Django Reinhardt was
43 years 3 months 23 days old when he died on 16 May 1953, 64 years ago
Django would be 107 if still alive. He was born on 23 January 1910
 
Sammy Davis Jr was
64 years 5 months 8 days old when he died on 16 May 1990, 27 years ago
Sammy would be 92 if still alive. He was born on 8 December 1925
 
Brian Pendleton was
57 years 1 month 3 days old when he died on 16 May 2001, 16 years ago
Brian would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 13 April 1944
 
Jim Dewar was
59 years 7 months 4 days old when he died on 16 May 2002, 15 years ago
Jim would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 12 October 1942
 
Ronnie James Dio was
67 years 10 months 6 days old when he died on 16 May 2010, 7 years ago
Ronnie would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 10 July 1942

April Died on May 17 June

 
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson was
61 years 3 months 14 days old when he died on 17 May 1996, 21 years ago
Johnny would be 82 if still alive. He was born on 3 February 1935
 
Donna Summer was
63 years 4 months 17 days old when she died on 17 May 2012, 5 years ago
Donna would be 68 if still alive. She was born on 31 December 1948
 
Guy Clark was
74 years 6 months 11 days old when he died on 17 May 2016
Guy would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1941
 
Chris Cornell was
52 years 9 months 27 days old when he died on 17 May 2017
Chris would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 20 July 1964

April Died on May 18 June

 
Ian Curtis was
23 years 10 months 3 days old when he died on 18 May 1980, 37 years ago
Ian would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 15 July 1956

April Died on May 19 June

 
Freddie Garrity was
69 years 6 months 5 days old when he died on 19 May 2006, 11 years ago
Freddie would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 14 November 1936

April Died on May 20 June

 
Robin Gibb was
62 years 4 months 28 days old when he died on 20 May 2012, 5 years ago
Robin would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 22 December 1949
 
Ray Manzarek was
74 years 3 months 8 days old when he died on 20 May 2013, 4 years ago
Ray would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 12 February 1939

April Died on May 21 June

 
Trevor Bolder was
62 years 11 months 12 days old when he died on 21 May 2013, 4 years ago
Trevor would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 9 June 1950
 
Louis Johnson was
60 years 1 month 8 days old when he died on 21 May 2015, 2 years ago
Louis would be 62 if still alive. He was born on 13 April 1955
 
Twinkle was
66 years 10 months 6 days old when she died on 21 May 2015, 2 years ago
Twinkle would be 69 if still alive. She was born on 15 July 1948
 
Nick Menza was
51 years 9 months 28 days old when he died on 21 May 2016
Nick would be 53 if still alive. He was born on 23 July 1964

April Died on May 22 June

 
Thurl Ravenscroft was
91 years 3 months 16 days old when he died on 22 May 2005, 12 years ago
Thurl would be 103 if still alive. He was born on 6 February 1914

April Died on May 23 June

 
Joe Pass was
65 years 4 months 10 days old when he died on 23 May 1994, 23 years ago
Joe would be 88 if still alive. He was born on 13 January 1929

April Died on May 24 June

 
Elmore James was
45 years 3 months 27 days old when he died on 24 May 1963, 54 years ago
Elmore would be 99 if still alive. He was born on 27 January 1918
 
Sonny Boy Williamson II was
52 years 5 months 19 days old when he died on 24 May 1965, 52 years ago
Sonny would be 105 if still alive. He was born on 5 December 1912
 
Duke Ellington was
75 years 25 days old when he died on 24 May 1974, 43 years ago
Duke would be 118 if still alive. He was born on 29 April 1899
 
Gene Clark was
46 years 6 months 7 days old when he died on 24 May 1991, 26 years ago
Gene would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 17 November 1944
 
Jay Bennett was
45 years 6 months 9 days old when he died on 24 May 2009, 8 years ago
Jay would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 15 November 1963

April Died on May 25 June

 
Eric Gale was
55 years 8 months 5 days old when he died on 25 May 1994, 23 years ago
Eric would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 20 September 1938
 
Desmond Dekker was
64 years 10 months 9 days old when he died on 25 May 2006, 11 years ago
Desmond would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 16 July 1941
 
Marshall Lytle was
79 years 8 months 24 days old when he died on 25 May 2013, 4 years ago
Marshall would be 84 if still alive. He was born on 1 September 1933

April Died on May 26 June

 
Jimmie Rodgers was
35 years 8 months 18 days old when he died on 26 May 1933, 84 years ago
Jimmie would be 120 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1897

April Died on May 27 June

 
Gil Scott-Heron was
62 years 1 month 26 days old when he died on 27 May 2011, 6 years ago
Gil would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 1 April 1949
 
Gregg Allman was
69 years 5 months 19 days old when he died on 27 May 2017
Gregg would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 8 December 1947

April Died on May 28 June

 
Tony Ashton was
55 years 2 months 27 days old when he died on 28 May 2001, 16 years ago
Tony would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 1 March 1946

April Died on May 29 June

 
Ollie Halsall was
43 years 2 months 15 days old when he died on 29 May 1992, 25 years ago
Ollie would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 14 March 1949
 
Jeff Buckley was
30 years 6 months 12 days old when he died on 29 May 1997, 20 years ago
Jeff would be 51 if still alive. He was born on 17 November 1966
 
Doc Watson was
89 years 2 months 26 days old when he died on 29 May 2012, 5 years ago
Doc would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 3 March 1923

April Died on May 30 June

 
Carl Radle was
37 years 11 months 12 days old when he died on 30 May 1980, 37 years ago
Carl would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 18 June 1942

April Died on May 31 June

 
Johnnie Taylor was
66 years 26 days old when he died on 31 May 2000, 17 years ago
Johnnie would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 5 May 1934
 
Danny La Rue was
81 years 10 months 5 days old when he died on 31 May 2009, 8 years ago
Danny would be 90 if still alive. He was born on 26 July 1927