Wes Montgomery’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Wes Montgomery died at age 45, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding guitarist Wes Montgomery's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz guitarist who introduced the playing of octaves and chord melodies into popular music, which influenced artists from Jimi Hendix to musak.

He began playing guitar when he was nineteen years old. Six months after his start, he could already play professionally.

He favored using his thumb instead of a guitar pick to create a mellower, softer sound.

How did Wes Montgomery die?

Wes Montgomery's death was caused by heart attack.

Montgomery died of a sudden heart attack at the height of his popularity in 1968.

Information about the death of Wes Montgomery
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death45 years
BirthdayMarch 6, 1923
Death dateJune 15, 1968
Place of deathIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group. We starved. At that time I didn't realize that you'd work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man."

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"A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they're expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts."

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"I've really gone into business since I got the 6 string, which was like starting all over."

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