Lesley Gore’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 2, 1946

Death Date

February 16, 2015

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


Pop Singer

The pop singer Lesley Gore died at the age of 68 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pop singer who soared to #1 with her Grammy Award-nominated song “It’s My Party” in 1963.

Her younger brother is Michael Gore, a musician.



“I wouldn’t go so far as to make ‘You Don’t Own Me’ a tango or ‘It’s My Party’ a hip-hop thing. Believe me, those things have been suggested to me. But I thought if I could stay true to the song, the arrangements would work. I’m really enjoying singing them.” (Lesley Gore)


“You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man’s world. Fortunately he’s a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he’s a capable human being and has great communication skills.” (Lesley Gore)


“Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I’ve got all these new songs to learn for the show we’re doing at Joe’s Pub, so it’s kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we’re going to do them.” (Lesley Gore)


“I don’t know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.” (Lesley Gore)


“I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.” (Lesley Gore)