Big Mama Thornton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 11, 1926

Death Date

Jul 25, 1984

Age of Death

57 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Jul 25, 1984


Blues Singer

The blues singer Big Mama died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American blues singer most widely remembered for her 1952 hit “Hound Dog,” which became a huge hit for Elvis Presley three years later. She was nominated for six Blues Music Awards during her career and was inducted into both the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Her birth name was Willie Mae Thornton. She was one of seven children born to a minister and a church singer.