Blues Singer

How Alberta Hunter Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Alberta Hunter reached the respectable age of 69 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous blues singer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Chicago blues singer and nurse who, after taking a brief retirement, performed deep into her eighties. She recorded numerous songs in her early years, and in the 1940s, she toured with the USO.

Arriving in Chicago at the age of fifteen, she initially found little work outside of brothels and disreputable joints until the upscale club Dago Frank’s hired her as a soloist.

She left singing to start a career as a nurse, which she kept well into her second singing career.

She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, running away from home at age twelve to travel.

Though mostly known for her music, she did have a walk-on role in Robert Altman’s Remember My Name and she also sang on the soundtrack.

How did Alberta Hunter die?

Information about the death of Alberta Hunter
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death69 years
ProfessionBlues Singer
BirthdayApril 1, 1895
Death dateOctober 17, 1964
Place of deathRoosevelt Island, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.

Alberta Hunter

Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.

Alberta Hunter

Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will not sit in church all day.

Alberta Hunter

Maybe if I knew music I couldn’t do what I am doing.

Alberta Hunter

The musicians that didn’t know music could play the best blues. I know that I don’t want no musicians who know all about music playin’ for me.

Alberta Hunter