Ben E. King’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 28, 1938

Death Date

April 30, 2015

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes


Soul Singer

The soul singer Ben E. died at the age of 76 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for his hit songs “Stand by Me,” “This Magic Moment,” and his ballad “Spanish Harlem,” among others. He founded the Stand By Me Foundation.

He married his wife Betty in 1964 and they later welcomed three children. He also had six grandchildren.



“At that time, we were in charge. We didn’t ask. We just did. We just did what was in our heart.” (Ben E. King)


“I’d originally intended ‘Stand By Me’ for the Drifters.” (Ben E. King)


“I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.” (Ben E. King)


“Those things don’t happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they’ll never know the true feeling that we did.” (Ben E. King)


“When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters, and we got this hit record, I still was looking at this as kind of a fun thing.” (Ben E. King)