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Known for his hit songs “Stand by Me,” “This Magic Moment,” and his ballad “Spanish Harlem,” among others. He founded the Stand By Me Foundation.
He married his wife Betty in 1964 and they later welcomed three children. He also had six grandchildren.
How did Ben E. King die?
Ben E. King's death was caused by natural causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||September 28, 1938|
|Death date||April 30, 2015|
|Place of death||Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency Room, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States|
|Place of burial||Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA|
At that time, we were in charge. We didn’t ask. We just did. We just did what was in our heart.Ben E. King
We were doing things with a hundred per cent feeling. It wasn’t programmed. It wasn’t asked for. It wasn’t structured. It was just there. It was very raw. I don’t think the industry would allow that to happen again.Ben E. King
And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on. It connected with the people in the street.Ben E. King
Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.Ben E. King
It never dawned on me at any particular time of my life that people are paid tremendous money to sing.Ben E. King