Elmore James Death Cause and Date

Elmore James' Death

Born (Birthday) January 27, 1918

Death Date May 24, 1963

Age of Death 45 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Guitarist

The guitarist Elmore James died at the age of 45. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

King of the Slide Guitar who was also a singer and songwriter, recording songs like “Shake Your Moneymaker.”

He married Minnie Mae in 1942, then Georgianna Crump in 1947, and then Janice in 1954.



“I love the sound of Elmore James, the sound early guitarists like him got just by using minimal means.” (M. Ward)

Elmore James Death Cause and Date

“I went to a Catholic all-girls school, and we would play cassettes of music we liked, and when it was my turn, they would laugh at my choices. I would play Billie Holliday, Elmore James and Howlin’ Wolf, but it was fine; if I had to listen to their choices, they had to listen to mine.” (Imelda May)

Elmore James Death Cause and Date