Sonny Bono’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 16, 1935

Death Date

January 5, 1998

Age of Death

62 years

Cause of Death

Blunt Trauma


Rock Singer

The rock singer Sonny Bono died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Singer, actor, and politician best known as half of the pop duo Sonny & Cher. He was the 16th Mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992 and a Member of the US House of Representatives from California’s 44th district from 1995 until his death.

He was married four times: to Donna Rankin, Cher, Susie Coelho, and finally to Mary Bono in February 1986 until his death. He had five children: Sean, Chianna, Christine, Chesare, and Chaz. 



“What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven’t been qualified to be a mayor. I’m not qualified to be a songwriter. I’m not qualified to be a TV producer. I’m not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don’t know what qualified means.” (Sonny Bono)


“Don’t cling to fame. You’re just borrowing it. It’s like money. You’re going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.” (Sonny Bono)


“We’ll have all the same players… We’ll be missing one, actually.” (Sonny Bono)


“With all due respect to lawyers, it’s wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on.” (Sonny Bono)


“We all love the environment, but we have placed creatures above people. A rat is a rat.” (Sonny Bono)