Dee Clark

Dee Clark's Death

Born (Birthday) November 7, 1938

Death Date December 7, 1990

Age of Death 52 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Profession R&B Singer

The R&B singer Dee Clark died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

R&B singer of the 1950s and early 1960s whose song “Raindrops” was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Beginning his recording career in 1952 with the Hambone Kids, he won a talent contest as part of the group and was signed to Vee-Jay’s label.

Despite his chart-topping success, he found himself at the end of his career destitute and living out of a welfare hotel in Georgia.

Personal Life

He was born Delectus Clark in Blytheville, Arkansas, inheriting his love of singing from his gospel singer mother.

He was recording on the Vee-Jay label around the same time as The Beatles, and he used to joke that he was warming up the microphone for John Lennon.

How did Dee Clark die?

Despite suffering a stroke in 1987, that left him partially paralyzed and with a mild speech impediment, he continued to perform until his death on December 7, 1990, in Smyrna, Georgia, from a heart attack at the age of 52.