John Phillips’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 30, 1935

Death Date

March 18, 2001

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Cardiovascular Disease



The guitarist John Phillips died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed Papa John, he was the guitarist, singer, and songwriter who fronted the folk band The Mamas & the Papas.

He had been married four times and was accused of having an incestuous, non-consensual relationship with one of his daughters for ten years.



“We’re loving something to death in a way, which Americans tend to do a lot.” (John Phillips)


“Well, one doesn’t try to hold Cass and Denny and Michelle together. It’s a useless task to start with. You just sort of stay out of the way and let things roll as they can.” (John Phillips)


“It’s been a great adventure, everything I hoped for. But it’s time to go home. I miss my family. I miss the Earth.” (John Phillips)


“Traditionally, songwriters can’t sing. And that holds true in my case, also.” (John Phillips)


“If I told you the tragedy parts, we’d all sit here and cry.” (John Phillips)