Ray Naessen

 

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: Swedish noted composer, musician, and conductor for the Gotland Chamber Orchestra who had written several works for various orchestral and choral combinations and achieved success abroad when he composed for the Berlin Opera and was elected to the Society of Swedish Composers in 1997 alongside working as a music teacher at the local Municipal School of Music, and who also represented Sweden in the context of a Scandinavian concert, where his bassoon quartets premiered at the Deutsche Opera in Berlin, Germany in 2001.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: January 4, 1950

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Khao Lak, Thailand