How Did Nellie Melba Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Nellie Melba Death

The opera singer Nellie Melba passed away at age 69, respectable.

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Australian opera singer who was internationally recognized for her soprano voice and later became a singing teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium.

She studied music and played in concerts around Melbourne as a teenager.

Although many people thought her voice was well-suited for Mozart, she never sang any of his work.

How did Nellie Melba die?

Sepsis caused Nellie Melba's death in 1931.

She returned to Australia but died in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, in 1931, aged 69, of septicaemia which had developed after facial surgery in Europe some time before. She was given an elaborate funeral from Scots’ Church, Melbourne, which her father had built and where as a teenager she had sung in the choir.

Information about the death of Nellie Melba
Cause of deathSepsis
Age of death69 years
ProfessionOpera Singer
BirthdayMay 19, 1861
Death dateFebruary 23, 1931
Place of deathSt Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Darlinghurst, Australia
Place of burialN/A


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