Carl Perkins’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 9, 1932

Death Date

January 19, 1998

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Laryngeal Cancer



The guitarist Carl Perkins died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Rockabilly musician who worked with Sun Records Studio and wrote “Blue Suede Shoes.”

He married Valda Crider in 1953. He had three sons named Stan, Greg, and Steve, and a daughter, Debbie.



“After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it.” (Carl Perkins)


“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” (Carl Perkins)


“If it helped you get your music off the ground, I’m glad you done it.” (Carl Perkins)