Cannonball Adderley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 15, 1928

Death Date

Aug 8, 1975

Age of Death

46 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 8, 1975



The saxophonist Cannonball Adderley died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Influential jazz saxophonist who released his best known single, “Mercy Mercy Mercy,” in 1966.

He married singer Olga James in 1962.



“Well, Grover Washington was my main influence and when I went to college, I started listening to more of the jazz masters like Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane.” (Kenny G)