Roy Orbison’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 23, 1936

Death Date

Dec 6, 1988

Age of Death

52 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Dec 6, 1988


Rock Singer

The rock singer Roy Orbison died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Texas rocker who released “Oh, Pretty Woman” in 1964 and who sang “Drove All Night,” “Crying,” and “Dream Baby.”

He married Claudette Frady on August 1, 1957 and he later married Barbara Orbison on March 25, 1969.



“I may be a living legend, but that sure don’t help when I’ve got to change a flat tire.” (Roy Orbison)


“When I was six years old, Mom and Dad gave me a guitar for my birthday, and Daddy taught me the chords to ‘You Are My Sunshine.'” (Roy Orbison)


“Pretty woman, I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth. No one could look as good as you, mercy.” (Roy Orbison)


“I started using sunglasses in Alabama. I was going to do a show with Patsy Cline and Bobby Vee, and I left my clear glasses on the plane. I only had the sunshades, and I was quite embarrassed to go onstage with them, but I did it.” (Roy Orbison)


“You wiggle to the left, you wiggle to the right, you do the Ooby Dooby with all your might.” (Roy Orbison)