John Lee Hooker’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 22, 1917

Death Date

June 21, 2001

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The guitarist John Lee died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has won multiple Grammy Awards, including for Best Traditional Blues Recording in 1990 and 1998.

He married Sarah Jones, then Alma Hopes in 1943, and then Maude Mathias in 1944.



“Like you and your woman ain’t gettin’ along and you’re in love. You can’t sleep at nights. Your mind is on her – on whatever. You know, that’s the blues. You can’t hug that money at night. You can’t kiss it.” (John Lee Hooker)


“I don’t think about time. You’re here when you’re here. I think about today, staying in tune.” (John Lee Hooker)


“The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.” (John Lee Hooker)


“The one thing the blues don’t get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people’s throat so they got no choice but to listen to it.” (John Lee Hooker)


“I don’t do nothing I don’t want to do.” (John Lee Hooker)