Global Covid death toll of musicians nears 500

Global Covid death toll of musicians nears 500


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2022

There are the known musician deaths from Covid in the month of February:


466 Australian music manager Glenn Wheatley, 74

467 Michigan entertainer Jim Frobe, 81

468 Ohio hip-hop enterpreneur Raysean Autry, 35

469 California musician Roman Foronda, 70

470 Las Vegas music director Michael Brennan, 47

471 Bollywood singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, 92

472 Detroit DJ Morris Brown, 64

473 Opera director Hans Neuenfels, 80

474 Ghanaian funeral singer Mbabila “Small” Batoh 

475 Influental Black Music promoter Sidney Miller, 89

476 Baltimore musician John Davey Patterson

477 Australian indigenous musician Stu Fergie, 44

478 Polish singer Witold Paszt, 68

479 Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, 57

480 Philadelphia Folk Festival Founder Ellis Hershman, 76


Previous toll here.

The numbers are the sum of musician deaths from Covid since March 2020.




  • music lover says:

    Hans Neuenfels didn´t die of Covid….He has been very ill for two years and had been on dialysis….

  • RW2013 says:

    The pictured one was definitely not a musician.

  • Response worse than disease says:

    List of destroyed musicians lives is probably around a million

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