Link Wray’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 2, 1929

Death Date

November 5, 2005

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure



The guitarist Link Wray died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Member of the band Link Wray and his Ray Men, which was known for the hit song “Rumble.”

He had a total of eight children across three marriages to Elizabeth Canady Wray, Ethel “Kitty” Tidwell Wray and Sharon Wray.



“Soul music is pain – you can hear the slaves, the beatin’ and the hurtin’.” (Link Wray)


“Because I’m not the same today as I was in ’58, or ’59 or even ’71.” (Link Wray)


“Money don’t rule me, record companies don’t rule me.” (Link Wray)


“I’m surprised that I actually pulled off the recording, getting all those people at the same time.” (Link Wray)


“But I don’t believe in organised politics, organised religion, organised music, organised anything.” (Link Wray)