John Panozzo’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 20, 1948

Death Date

Jul 16, 1996

Age of Death

47 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Chicago, Illinois, United States



The drummer John Panozzo died at the age of 47. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Drummer who performed with the rock band, Styx, the group known for songs like “Mr. Roboto” and “Come Sail Away.”

He founded a band called Tradewinds with his neighbor and future Styx bandmate Dennis DeYoung in 1961. When he was twelve years old, he performed at weddings.

He was unable to tour with Styx in the mid-1990s because of a battle with cirrhosis of the liver, which resulted in his untimely death at the age of forty-seven.

He grew up with his fraternal twin brother, Chuck, in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

His memory was honored by Tommy Shaw in a song titled “Dear John.”