Bill Evans’ Death Cause, Age at Death, and More!

Bill Evans Death

The pianist Bill Evans passed away at age 51, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for his collaborations with Miles Davis in the 1980s and as a former member of the group Elements.

He was exposed to jazz at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago and studied artists like Dave Liebman.

He won his second Grammy Award for his 1968 album Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

How did Bill Evans die?

Pneumonia caused Bill Evans' death in 1980.

But like many geniuses, Evans died too young — in 1980, at the age of just 51, after years of cocaine and heroin addiction. A new documentary by filmmaker Bruce Spiegel helps capture that genius with interviews of musicians, family members, and archival footage of Bill Evans himself.

Information about the death of Bill Evans
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death51 years
BirthdayAugust 16, 1929
Death dateSeptember 15, 1980
Place of deathThe Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


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