Alberta Hunter’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 1, 1895

Death Date

October 17, 1964

Age of Death

69 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Roosevelt Island, New York, United States


Blues Singer

The blues singer Alberta Hunter died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Chicago blues singer and nurse who, after taking a brief retirement, performed deep into her eighties. She recorded numerous songs in her early years, and in the 1940s, she toured with the USO.

Arriving in Chicago at the age of fifteen, she initially found little work outside of brothels and disreputable joints until the upscale club Dago Frank’s hired her as a soloist.

She left singing to start a career as a nurse, which she kept well into her second singing career.

She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, running away from home at age twelve to travel.

Though mostly known for her music, she did have a walk-on role in Robert Altman’s Remember My Name and she also sang on the soundtrack.



Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.

Alberta Hunter

The musicians that didn’t know music could play the best blues. I know that I don’t want no musicians who know all about music playin’ for me.

Alberta Hunter

Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.

Alberta Hunter

Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will not sit in church all day.

Alberta Hunter

None of them going to treat me bad, honey, I’m too strict for that.

Alberta Hunter