Johnny Pacheco’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 25, 1935

Death Date

February 15, 2021

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death




The composer Johnny Pacheco died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Dominican-American musician and composer known as the Godfather of Salsa. He was a legendary bandleader who co-founded Fania Records in 1964. 

He and his family moved from the Dominican Republic to New York when he was 11 years old. He had a wife named María Elena Pacheco. They had two daughters named Norma and Joanne, and two sons named Elis and Phillip.

How did Johnny Pacheco die?

A resident of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Pacheco died at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, aged 85, on 15 February 2021, after being admitted to the hospital with pneumonia-related complications.