How Did Elliott Smith Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Elliott Smith death

The folk singer Elliott Smith passed away at age 34, way too young.

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Singer and guitarist who wrote “Needle in the Hay” and who was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Original Song in a film in 1998.

He was born to Gary Smith and Bunny Kay Berryman and had a sister named Ashley Welch. His partner Jennifer Chiba was supposedly in the shower when he allegedly stabbed himself twice in the chest. Although autopsy reports left open the possibility of homicide, an investigation was not opened.

How did Elliott Smith die?

Suicide caused Elliott Smith's death in 2003.

Information about the death of Elliott Smith
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death34 years
ProfessionFolk Singer
BirthdayAugust 6, 1969
Death dateOctober 21, 2003
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


And I’m not trying to write heavy songs.

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I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it?

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It touches on drug use. I got caught up in that for almost two years.

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My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.

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I didn’t know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.

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