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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.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||September 28, 1938|
|Death date||April 30, 2015|
|Place of death||Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency Room, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States|
|Place of burial||Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA|
I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.Ben E. King
I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn’t pursue it. I feel like I’m cheating sometimes.Ben E. King
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.Ben E. King
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.Ben E. King
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.Ben E. King