Famous Deaths for 4th February 2024

211 – Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64
1615 – Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
1774 – Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1936 – Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
1956 – Peder Gram, Danish composer, dies at 74
2000 – Doris Coley, American pop singer (The Shirelles – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”; “Baby It’s You”), dies of breast cancer at 58
2001 – Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
2016 РUlf Șderblom, Finnish conductor (Finnish National Opera, 1973-93), and teacher, dies at 85
2020 – Giancarlo Bergamini, Italian fencer (Olympic gold foil, team 1956; silver foil team 1952, individual 1956), dies at 93
2021 – Nolan Porter, American RandB singer-songwriter (“Keep On Keeping On”), dies at 71

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