The rock singer Del Shannon passed away at age 55, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Del Shannon and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter whose #1 hit single was “Runaway” in 1961.
He worked as a truck driver and a carpet salesman before getting heavily involved in music.
He was the first American to cover a song by The Beatles, and his cover of “From Me to You” charted before The Beatles version in the U.S.
How did Del Shannon die?
Del Shannon's death was caused by suicide.
Shannon died by suicide, shooting himself with a . 22 caliber rifle at his home in Santa Clarita, California, on February 8, 1990. Following his death, the Traveling Wilburys honored him by recording a version of “Runaway”.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||55 years|
|Birthday||December 30, 1934|
|Death date||February 8, 1990|
|Place of death||Santa Clarita, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by Del Shannon
"I was an outcast growing up with a bunch of Christian people. My father didn't go to church, and that was not good news if you lived right in the middle of it."Del Shannon
"I laughed at Willie Nelson, wondering why he spends all his life on that tour bus. And I look at myself, and I'm sitting in airplanes half the time."Del Shannon
"If it's a whole show of my own, I'll do more of what I think Del Shannon is. But for shows like Disneyland, I'll just do mainly hits. That's what they want to hear. I don't want to bore people. If I wanted that much to play nothing but 12 new songs, then I should go do it in a bar somewhere for peanuts."Del Shannon
"Nobody thinks mystery writers go around killing people, but they always seem to assume singers are singing about themselves, especially if you write melancholy songs like me."Del Shannon
"I eat ice cream. It's better than booze."Del Shannon