Wilson Pickett’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 18, 1941

Death Date

January 19, 2006

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Soul Singer

The soul singer Wilson Pickett died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

1960s soul star who recorded “In the Midnight Hour” and “Funky Broadway.” He was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1991.

He was born the fourth of eleven children.



“When I started playing, I played in R&B bands. I played James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and all that.” (Neil Peart)


“Randy Newman seemed like an even worse singer than me. I liked Ray Charles, Levi Stubbs, Jack Jones, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett.” (Donald Fagen)


“I can’t see why we can’t toss in a Junior Walker or Wilson Pickett number in every once in a while.” (Jose Carreras)


“When I hear a singer, I want them to be passionate and intense, and soul singers like Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett always seemed to do exactly that.” (Jimmy Barnes)


“Atlantic’s Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin.” (Jon Landau)