Tiny Tim’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 12, 1932

Death Date

November 30, 1996

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Folk Singer

The folk singer Tiny Tim died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Born Herbert Khaury, he was a ukulele-playing falsetto singer and musical archivist best known for his rendition of the song “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”

He married Vicki Budinger on December 17, 1969, then Jan Alweiss on June 26, 1984, and finally Miss Sue Gardner on August 18, 1995.



“I always bring my little ukelele along in my shopping bag which my dear, sweet father bought me. After all, you just never know when a song might come along.” (Tiny Tim)


“In this business, you gotta hustle.” (Tiny Tim)


“Night after night in the ’50s, I traveled all over New York City. The promoter had 10 acts, and the winner each night would get five dollars; second place would get three dollars, and third place would get two dollars. He always put the best acts on last so the people wouldn’t walk out, and the worst acts went on first. He always put me on first.” (Tiny Tim)


“As long as those pretty girls notice me, I don’t care if they say, ‘Ghastly, horrible’… I live for the beautiful angels.” (Tiny Tim)


“I remember in ’37 when trolley cars were so big in New York. It was five cents for a ride… There used to be open-air buses, and you could go up a spiral staircase and sit up on top. Those were great, great days.” (Tiny Tim)