Art Blakey cause of death

Art Blakey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) October 11, 1919

Death Date October 16, 1990

Age of Death 71 years

Cause of Death Lung Cancer

Profession Drummer

The drummer Art Blakey died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Grammy Award-winning hard bop drummer who performed with the Jazz Messengers. He was a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2005.

He taught himself the drums after learning how to play the piano.

He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Personal Life

He grew up with foster parents who were devout Seventh Day Adventists.

Blakey and Dave Brubeck were both accomplished jazz musicians.

How did Art Blakey die?

Blakey had been living in Manhattan when he died on October 16, 1990, of lung cancer, five days after his 71st birthday, at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.