Irving Berlin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 11, 1888

Death Date

September 22, 1989

Age of Death

101 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The songwriter Irving Berlin died at the age of 101. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for God Bless America and White Christmas. He was considered to be one of America’s greatest songwriters.

He married Dorothy Goetz, whose brother was songwriter E. Ray Goetz, in February 1912. She died of typhoid fever six months after their wedding. He later married heiress Ellin MacKay on January 4, 1926, with whom he fathered four children.



“Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.” (Irving Berlin)


“Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.” (Irving Berlin)


“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.” (Irving Berlin)


“There’s no business like show business.” (Irving Berlin)


“Never hate a song that’s sold a half million copies.” (Irving Berlin)