Hale Smith’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 29, 1925

Death Date

Nov 24, 2009

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Nov 24, 2009



The composer Hale Smith died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Fused elements of jazz and classical into his works and teaching. He was among the 20th century’s greatest African-American composers. His opera “Blood Wedding” premiered in Cleveland in 1953.

He fathered a daughter and three sons with wife Juanita Hancock.