Ethel Waters’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 31, 1896

Death Date

Sep 1, 1977

Age of Death

80 years

Cause of Death

Kidney Failure

Place of Death

Sep 1, 1977


Jazz Singer

The jazz singer Ethel Waters died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz and blues singer who was also a stage and screen actress and who sang “Stormy Weather” and “Am I Blue?”

She married Merritt Purnsley in 1910, then Clyde Edward Matthews in 1929, and then Ed Mallory in 1938.



“Nothing can beat the smell of dew and flowers and the odor that comes out of the earth when the sun goes down.” (Ethel Waters)


“We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.” (Ethel Waters)


“It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays.” (Ethel Waters)


“I’ve never been able to feel that there is anything undignified about making your living by the sweat of your brow.” (Ethel Waters)


“There’s no hypocrisy in Hell’s Kitchen.” (Ethel Waters)