Michael Hedges

Michael Hedges' Death

Born (Birthday) December 31, 1953

Death Date December 2, 1997

Age of Death 43 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Mendocino County, California, United States

Profession Guitarist

The guitarist Michael Hedges died at the age of 43. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

New Age composer and acoustic guitarist who released the influential albums Breakfast in the Field and Aerial Boundaries.

He studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.

He invented many new styles of playing the guitar, for instance, using his right hand for bass notes and his left for melodies and rhythms.

Personal Life

He was married to Mindy Rosenfeld, a flautist, but the couple divorced in the late 1980s.

His experimental musical stylings have earned him comparisons to the composer Igor Stravisnky.

How did Michael Hedges die?

According to his manager Hilleary Burgess, Hedges was driving home from San Francisco International Airport after a visit to a girlfriend in Long Island, New York. His car apparently skidded off a rain-slicked S-curve and down a 120-foot (37 m) cliff.