Billy Preston’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 2, 1946

Death Date

June 6, 2006

Age of Death

59 years

Cause of Death

Kidney Failure


Soul Singer

The soul singer Billy Preston died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Soul and funk singer who released “Outa-Space” and “Nothing from Nothing” and played the keyboard for The Beatles on “Let It Be” in 1970.

He grew up with his mother and sister after his parent’s divorce. His mother worked as a secretary at a funeral home and as a church musician.



“I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do.” (Billy Preston)


“I would never do anything to hurt anybody, especially if they’re helping me. I’m not that kind of person.” (Billy Preston)


“I’m playing with Bonnie Raitt. I don’t have to sing it. I just have to play it. That’s cool.” (Billy Preston)


“The Beatles did treat me as a member of the group. And that was a great honor, you know?” (Billy Preston)


“The first time I met Ray, I was going to school around the corner from his house. One day, he was playing the piano. I eased up on the porch to listen to him.” (Billy Preston)