Johnny Mercer’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 18, 1909

Death Date

Jun 25, 1976

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 25, 1976



The songwriter Johnny Mercer died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Songwriter whose hits included “Fools Rush In” and “Jeepers Creepers.” He co-founded Capitol Records.

He was exposed to blues music at an early age, giving him a unique sound among the primarily white songwriters of his age. He was married to chorus girl Ginger Meehan on June 8, 1931, and the couple had two children together.



“That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well; Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.” (Johnny Mercer)


“Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew. Everything was ours; how happy we were then, but then once upon a time never comes again.” (Johnny Mercer)


“We’re drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode, Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road.” (Johnny Mercer)


“You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘Cos baby just look at you now.” (Johnny Mercer)


“Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.” (Johnny Mercer)