Rick Danko’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 29, 1942

Death Date

Dec 10, 1999

Age of Death

56 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

Profession

Rock Singer

The rock singer Rick Danko died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Vocalist and bass guitarist for Canadian rock group The Band who collaborated with artists like Richard Manuel and who also pursued a solo career later on in his life.

He procured the Big Pink house that would become the group’s headquarters and where they started working with Bob Dylan.

On December 10, 1999, days after the end of a brief tour of the Midwest that included two shows in the Chicago area and a final gig at the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Danko died in his sleep at his home in Marbletown, New York. The cause of death was heart failure. He was 56.

Quotes

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I grew up not far from where Motown was founded, maybe 300 miles from Detroit and I’ve always liked – I used to like the way they made records. I still do, I just haven’t had a chance to hear as much. They used to entertain me.

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Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.

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I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be. It’s not that way for most folks, but I’d be lost without it.

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When I used to play nightclubs, you had to play Top 40 or favorite oldies that maybe people could relate to.

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When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario, Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever, EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!