How Did Dimebag Darrell Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Dimebag Darrell death

The guitarist Dimebag Darrell passed away at age 38, way too young.

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Pantera and Damageplan guitarist who influenced the sound of groove metal and who was murdered by a deranged fan.

He was married to Rita Sue Haney, whom he met when he was in third grade.

How did Dimebag Darrell die?

Murder caused Dimebag Darrell's death in 2004.

Information about the death of Dimebag Darrell
Cause of deathMurder
Age of death38 years
BirthdayAugust 20, 1966
Death dateDecember 8, 2004
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


To me and my band, guitar riffs are what it’s all about. We know that every time we jam on a great riff, we’ve got a fighting chance of writing a great song!

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Losing control of your pick on stage sucks, so I scratch some deep X’s into both sides of my pick with something sharp, like a dart.

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People that love this form of music have loved it from way back – Sabbath, Zeppelin, the early days.

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Initially, I just used the guitar as a prop. I’d pose with it in front of a mirror in my Kiss makeup when I was skipping school. Then I figured out how to play the main riff to Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ on just the E string. Next, my old man showed me how to play barre chords, and that’s when things started getting really heavy.

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I’m not a super blues player, but I was exposed to the Texas blues sound while I was growing up, and that definitely rubbed off on me.

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