Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan's Death

Born (Birthday) April 6, 1927

Death Date January 20, 1996

Age of Death 68 years

Cause of Death Liver Tumor

Place of Death Darien, Connecticut, United States

Profession Saxophonist

The saxophonist Gerry Mulligan died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz musician who teamed up with Chet Baker to form an influential cool jazz group.

He spent time at his black housekeeper’s home, where he became interested in the piano and heard the music of black musicians of the era.

He won numerous awards and, for forty-two years, remained Down Beat Magazine readers’ favorite baritone saxophonist.

Personal Life

He dated actress Sandy Dennis for nearly eight years, but they never married.

He performed with many of the jazz greats of the 1950s, including Miles Davis.

How did Gerry Mulligan die?

Mulligan died in Darien, Connecticut, on January 20, 1996, at the age of 68, following complications from knee surgery. His widow Franca–to whom he had been married since 1982–said he had also been suffering from liver cancer.