Fred Smith

Fred Smith's Death

Born (Birthday) September 14, 1949

Death Date November 4, 1994

Age of Death 45 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Detroit, Michigan, United States

Profession Guitarist

The guitarist Fred Smith died at the age of 45. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Guitarist and member of the garage rock band MC5. He was also a founding member of Sonic’s Rendezvous Band.

He was born in West Virginia but later moved to Michigan.

He was rated #93 on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Personal Life

He married singer Patti Smith in 1980. He died of heart failure at the age of forty-five.

Kim Gordon’s band, Sonic Youth, took its name from Smith’s nickname, “Sonic.”

How did Fred Smith die?

Both have performed on stage with their mother along with other members of the Patti Smith Group. A resident of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (a Detroit suburb), Fred Smith died in Detroit in 1994. He had been in poor health for years and succumbed to heart failure.