Jimmy Bain’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 19, 1947

Death Date

January 23, 2016

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Atlantic Ocean



The bassist Jimmy Bain died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bassist best known as a member of the old-school metal bands Dio and Rainbow. He co-wrote 80’s metal classics like “Holy Diver” with Dio.

He began his professional career as the bassist for the band Street Noise in the early 70’s.

He is the founder of Hear ‘n Aid, an organization which aims to help those suffering from hunger.

His parents and brothers moved to Canada when he was a teenager.

His bands Rainbow and Dio were both fronted by the late metal singing legend Ronnie James Dio.

How did Jimmy Bain die?

The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer. Bain had not been diagnosed with cancer and was aware only of his pneumonia. He is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), not far from his bandmate Ronnie James Dio.