How Johnny Pacheco Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Johnny Pacheco reached the impressive age of 85 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous composer.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Dominican-American musician and composer known as the Godfather of Salsa. He was a legendary bandleader who co-founded Fania Records in 1964. 

He studied percussion at The Juilliard School.

He and Jerry Masucci, a former New York City police officer, started Fania with $5,000. They earned the money selling albums in Spanish Harlem from the trunks of their cars.

He and his family moved from the Dominican Republic to New York when he was 11 years old. He had a wife named María Elena Pacheco. They had two daughters named Norma and Joanne, and two sons named Elis and Phillip.

His label represented artists such as Celia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades and Héctor Lavoe.

How did Johnny Pacheco die?

Johnny Pacheco's death was caused by Pneumonia.

Death. A resident of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Pacheco died at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, aged 85, on 15 February 2021, after being admitted to the hospital with pneumonia-related complications.
Information about the death of Johnny Pacheco
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death85 years
ProfessionComposer
BirthdayMarch 25, 1935
Death dateFebruary 15, 2021
Place of deathHoly Name Medical Center, Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Place of burialN/A