British music stars died at age 31

Here are 1 famous musicians from United Kingdom died at 31:

George Butterworth

George Butterworth (July 12, 1885 London-August 5, 1916 Pozières) otherwise known as George Sainton Kaye Butterworth or Butterworth, George was a British composer.

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Butterworth was born into an affluent family and showed an early aptitude for music. He studied at Eton College and the University of Oxford, where he became friends with fellow composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. His compositions were strongly influenced by the English folk tradition and the landscape of the countryside.

In 1914, Butterworth volunteered for military service in World War I and served as a lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. His death was a huge loss to the world of music, as he was considered one of the most promising young composers of his time.

Butterworth's most famous work is the orchestral rhapsody "A Shropshire Lad," which was based on poems by A.E. Housman. His other works include songs, chamber music, and arrangements of traditional folk tunes. Today, he is remembered as a significant figure in the English musical renaissance of the early 20th century.

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