Lena Horne’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 30, 1917

Death Date

May 9, 2010

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


World Music Singer

The world music singer Lena Horne died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress. She famously sang “Stormy Weather,” won a Grammy Award for a 1981 album entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared in film versions of The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

She was born in New York City to an affluent family of European, African-American, and Native American heritage. She married Louis Jordan Jones in 1937; the couple had two children.



“It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.” (Lena Horne)


“Always be smarter than the people who hire you.” (Lena Horne)


“You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.” (Lena Horne)


“As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.” (Lena Horne)


“I’m still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don’t know.” (Lena Horne)