Elliott Smith’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 6, 1969

Death Date

October 21, 2003

Age of Death

34 years

Cause of Death



Folk Singer

The folk singer Elliott Smith died at the age of 34. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Singer and guitarist who wrote “Needle in the Hay” and who was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Original Song in a film in 1998.

He was born to Gary Smith and Bunny Kay Berryman and had a sister named Ashley Welch. His partner Jennifer Chiba was supposedly in the shower when he allegedly stabbed himself twice in the chest. Although autopsy reports left open the possibility of homicide, an investigation was not opened.



“Because God only knows why people like what they like and don’t like something else.” (Elliott Smith)


“But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.” (Elliott Smith)


“I’m just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.” (Elliott Smith)


“It’s a lot easier to tell the truth usually.” (Elliott Smith)


“I didn’t think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.” (Elliott Smith)