‘An
amazing way to go’: Jane Little, world’s longest serving orchestra
musician, collapses and dies performing ‘There’s No Business Like Show
Business’

Jane Little, who debuted as a bassist in Atlanta on February 4, 1945, at
the age of 16 and never stopped playing, died during a performance of
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sunday. She was said to be the longest tenured orchestra musician in the world. She was 87.

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