Del Shannon’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 30, 1934

Death Date

February 8, 1990

Age of Death

55 years

Cause of Death



Rock Singer

The rock singer Del Shannon died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter whose #1 hit single was “Runaway” in 1961.

He married Shirley Nash and, later, to Bonnie Tyson.



“I usually write when I’m in a great place. When I’m depressed, I don’t usually write. So I take all of when I’m depressed and throw it into when I’m feeling good. Weird, I guess.” (Del Shannon)


“When I was 20, I was drinking. When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much.” (Del Shannon)


“I was an outcast growing up with a bunch of Christian people. My father didn’t go to church, and that was not good news if you lived right in the middle of it.” (Del Shannon)


“I saw I could rhyme words. It came simply to me. But I wrote some pretty horrible songs that I still have on tape.” (Del Shannon)


“I do me, and me is my hits. I’m out there really to satisfy the people.” (Del Shannon)