How Ben E. King Died, Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Ben E. King reached the respectable age of 76 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Soul Singer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for his hit songs “Stand by Me,” “This Magic Moment,” and his ballad “Spanish Harlem,” among others. He founded the Stand By Me Foundation.

He married his wife Betty in 1964 and they later welcomed three children. He also had six grandchildren.

How did Ben E. King die?

Ben E. King's death was caused by Natural Causes.

Information about the death of Ben E. King
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death76 years
ProfessionSoul Singer
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1938
Death dateApril 30, 2015
Place of deathHackensack University Medical Center Emergency Room, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Place of burialHackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

Quotes

I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.

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I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn’t pursue it. I feel like I’m cheating sometimes.

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In my vocal, I think you can hear something of my earlier times when I’d sing in subway halls for the echo and perform doo-wop on street corners. But I had a lot of influences, too – singers like Sam Cooke, Brook Benton and Roy Hamilton.

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Those things don’t happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they’ll never know the true feeling that we did.

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One of the members of the group, I can’t remember which one, found out we were making $3 – $5,000 a night. We were getting a hundred dollars a week a piece. Everybody got upset about it.

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