DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Lawrence Welk (aged 89)
American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario
Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted the television program The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large audience of radio, television, and live-performance fans (and critics) as “champagne music”.
DEATH: Welk completely retired from all public appearances in 1992 at the age of 89. He died on May 17 in his Santa Monica apartment, surrounded by his family. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City, California.