Dennis Wilson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 4, 1944

Death Date

Dec 28, 1983

Age of Death

39 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Dec 28, 1983



The drummer Dennis Wilson died at the age of 39. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Drummer and vocalist who performed with the California surf pop rock band The Beach Boys. He also released solo music, including the album Pacific Ocean Blue.

He married five times: first to Carol Freedman on in 1965, then to Barbara Charren in 1970, then to Karen Lamm in 1976, then Karen in 1978, and he finally married Shawn Marie Love in 1983. He had a total of five children.



“They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever, either. But the memories will.” (Dennis Wilson)


“My dad was a tyrant. He used to physically beat the crap out of us.” (Dennis Wilson)


“He just had a very unique way of expressing himself physically with his kids.” (Dennis Wilson)


“The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.” (Dennis Wilson)


“Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby. I was the troublemaker. Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did. I failed everything. I was too busy fighting and running wild.” (Dennis Wilson)