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Soloist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who appeared on many of their classics, including their famous recording of “In The Mood.”
He started playing saxophone at the age of nine and had his first professional gig with the Ben Young band.
He sang on the famous song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
His wife Sandra survived him when Beneke passed away in Costa Mesa.
Beneke appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
How did Tex Beneke die?
Tex Beneke's death was caused by Respiratory Insufficiency.In 2000 Beneke died from respiratory failure at a nursing home in Costa Mesa, California, aged 86 and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas. He was survived by his wife, Sandra, of Santa Ana, California. His saxophone is currently used by the Arizona Opry.
|Cause of death||Respiratory Insufficiency|
|Age of death||86 years|
|Death date||May 30, 2000|
|Place of death||Costa Mesa, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|