Howlin’ Wolf’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 10, 1910

Death Date

Jan 10, 1976

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

Place of Death

Jan 10, 1976


Blues Singer

The blues singer Howlin’ Wolf died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Blues singer, harmonica player, and guitarist who wrote “Back Door Man,” “Killing Floor,” and “Spoonful.”

He married Lillie Handley in 1964.



“I couldn’t do no yodelin’, so I turned to howlin’. And it’s done me just fine.” (Howlin’ Wolf)


“The idea of ‘Spoonful’ was that it doesn’t take a large quantity of anything to be good. If you have a little money when you need it, you’re right there in the right spot, that’ll buy you a whole lot.” (Howlin’ Wolf)


“I raise corn and cattle and soybeans. Soybeans are a good cash crop.” (Howlin’ Wolf)


“I just play blues for fun.” (Howlin’ Wolf)


“Somebody has been cashing checks, and they’ve been bouncing back on us. And these people, the poor class of Negroes and the poor class of white people, they’re getting tired of it.” (Howlin’ Wolf)