How Did Les Paul Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Les Paul death

The guitarist Les Paul passed away at age 94, astounding.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz and blues guitarist who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, influencing what would become rock ‘n’ roll music. He released #1 hits like “How High the Moon” and “Vaya Con Dios.”

He married Virginia Webb on April 20, 1938 and, after their divorce in 1949, he got remarried to Mary Ford on December 29, 1949.

How did Les Paul die?

Pneumonia caused Les Paul's death in 2009.

Information about the death of Les Paul
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death94 years
BirthdayJune 9, 1915
Death dateAugust 12, 2009
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


As far as I’m concerned, I’m just a guitar player, and my job is to go out there and play and entertain and do my thing.

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Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist – whatever.

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One minute we’re over here, the next minute we’re doing something completely different. But it’s interesting because you are producing so many things you couldn’t do with analog.

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The audience, they’re not professionals. They just love music. It isn’t necessary to play over their heads to be admired.

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I have younger friends who don’t work, and they aren’t doing so well. My secret is to keep going, keep working.

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