Joe Henderson– How Did the Saxophonist Die?

Joe Henderson died at age 64, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding saxophonist Joe Henderson's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Saxophonist who played the memorable solo on Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father,” and worked with the greatest artists of his day.

Following the advice of a hometown musician, he grew up listening to records by Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young.

After singing on the influential Blue Note label, he briefly collaborated on music with Miles Davis, though none of it was recorded.

How did Joe Henderson die?

Joe Henderson's death was caused by congestive heart failure.

Joe Henderson, one of the great jazz saxophonists and a composer who wrote a handful of tunes known by almost every jazz student, died on Saturday in San Francisco. He was 64 and lived in San Francisco. The cause was heart failure after a long struggle with emphysema, The Associated Press reported.

Information about the death of Joe Henderson
Cause of deathCongestive Heart Failure
Age of death64 years
BirthdayApril 24, 1937
Death dateJune 30, 2001
Place of deathSan Francisco, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back to where we'd we started, then starting all over again. Even if we don't run extra laps that day, we surely will come back for more of the same another day soon."

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"That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile."

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"The natural urge when running a distance is to push harder and finish sooner - to race against time. Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat."

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