Harlan Howard’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 8, 1927

Death Date

Mar 3, 2002

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Heart Ailment

Place of Death

Mar 3, 2002


Country Singer

The country singer Harlan Howard died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prolific country musician who claimed his secret was three chords and the truth. His songs were much-covered by other artists.

He married and divorced his fellow country singer Jan Howard.

Harlan Howard, 74, the country songwriter who wrote more than 100 hits and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, died here March 3. He had a heart ailment.



A lot of songs you write are just for exercise – just pencil sharpeners.


I take a whole life story and compress it into three minutes.


Work is both my living and my pleasure.


Country music is three chords and the truth.


I’m always collecting emotions for future reference.