Carl Perkins – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Carl Perkins died at age 65, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding guitarist Carl Perkins' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Rockabilly musician who worked with Sun Records Studio and wrote “Blue Suede Shoes.”

He learned the guitar from a black farmhand named John Westbrook. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry.

On his final album, which was released two years before he died, he sang with Bono, Paul Simon, and Tom Petty.

How did Carl Perkins die?

Carl Perkins' death was caused by laryngeal cancer.

Carl Perkins, the pioneering rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist who wrote ”Blue Suede Shoes,” died yesterday in Jackson, Tenn., where he lived. He was 65. He died of complications related to a recent series of strokes, said a family spokesman, Albert Hall.

Information about the death of Carl Perkins
Cause of deathLaryngeal cancer
Age of death65 years
BirthdayApril 9, 1932
Death dateJanuary 19, 1998
Place of deathJackson-Madison County General Hospital
Place of burialRidgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee, United States


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