Charlie Byrd’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Charlie Byrd died at age 74, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding guitarist Charlie Byrd's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz musician and fingerstyle guitarist who helped bring Brazilian bossa nova music to the American mainstream.

He studied jazz theory and composition at the Harnett National Music School in Manhattan.

He saw combat in World War II.

How did Charlie Byrd die?

Charlie Byrd's death was caused by cancer.

Charlie Byrd, the classically trained jazz guitar virtuoso who was a fixture on the Washington music scene for nearly 50 years and who helped introduce bossa nova to the United States, died of cancer yesterday at his home in Annapolis. He was 74.

Information about the death of Charlie Byrd
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death74 years
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1925
Death dateDecember 2, 1999
Place of deathAnnapolis, Maryland, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him."

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"And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs."

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"We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song."

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"A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life."

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"That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs."

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