Cliff Burton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 10, 1962

Death Date

Sep 27, 1986

Age of Death

24 years

Cause of Death

Traffic Collision

Place of Death

Sep 27, 1986



The bassist Cliff Burton died at the age of 24. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bass player for Metallica in the 1980s who was killed in a tragic bus accident in 1986. He contributed to the albums Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, and Master of Puppets.

He was born to parents Jan and Ray Burton and had two older siblings, Scott and Connie. His brother, Scott, died when Cliff was 13.



“You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.” (Cliff Burton)


“Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do.” (Cliff Burton)


“As a kid, I said, ‘I want to write for movies.’ When I finally had that opportunity it was like I was able to exhale. ‘Wow, I’m finally doing this for real.'” (Cliff Burton)


“Those that start things have an advantage over those that follow.” (Cliff Burton)


“Control your life through insanity.” (Cliff Burton)