Sarah Vaughan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 27, 1924

Death Date

April 3, 1990

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


Jazz Singer

The jazz singer Sarah Vaughan died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known by nicknames like Sassy and Sailor, Vaughan was a jazz singer who was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989 for her exceptional contributions to American music.

She married four times: first to George Treadwell in 1947, then to Clyde Atkins in 1958, then to Marshall Fisher in 1971, and finally to Waymon Reed in 1978.



“You simply have to love show business to make the risk worthwhile.” (Sarah Vaughan)


“What was the competition? Well, I remember this Puerto Rican who came out in a short skirt and a gun.” (Sarah Vaughan)


“The night I won at the Apollo, I was only doing it for the $10.” (Sarah Vaughan)


“There are notes between notes, you know.” (Sarah Vaughan)


“When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don’t even notice.” (Sarah Vaughan)