Carl Wilson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) December 21, 1946

Death Date February 6, 1998

Age of Death 51 years

Cause of Death Lung Cancer

Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States

Place of Burial Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary, Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession Guitarist

The guitarist Carl Wilson died at the age of 51. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Guitarist and occasional lead vocalist who helped found the California surf and folk rock band The Beach Boys.

He was the youngest of three sons, born to Murry and Audree Wilson; his father later took over the management of The Beach Boys.

How did Carl Wilson die?

Carl Wilson was diagnosed with lung cancer after becoming ill at his vacation home in Hawaii, in early 1997. Wilson was a cigarette smoker since the tender age of 13 or 14.

Carl continued to perform while undergoing chemotherapy. He played and sang throughout the Beach Boys’ entire summer tour, which ended in 1997.

Wilson died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family, on February 6, 1998, just two months after his mother, Audree Wilson.

Where is Carl Wilson buried?

He was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.



“I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.”

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“In the early part of the ’60s I was influenced by the Ventures.”

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“I thought Jimi Hendrix… was just phenomenal.”

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“Sure, we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs, but I don’t know if we’ve had more than any other rock band… we just have a way of getting ourselves into hot water.”

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“First, I’d become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.”

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