Otis Blackwell – Cause of Death, Age, Date, and Facts

The songwriter Otis Blackwell passed away at age 71, this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Otis Blackwell and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Lyricist known for Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Don’t Be Cruel, and All Shook Up. He influenced rock and roll.

He learned how to play the piano when he was a child.

He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991.

He married Mamie Wiggins.

He wrote songs for Elvis Presley.

How did Otis Blackwell die?

Information about the death of Otis Blackwell
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death71 years
Death dateMay 6, 2002
Place of deathNashville, Tennessee, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Otis Blackwell

I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on – getting to the artist, getting to the publishers – you know, politics. I just didn’t want to get mixed up in all of that.

Otis Blackwell

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.

Otis Blackwell

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.

Otis Blackwell

I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis’ birthday. Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.

Otis Blackwell

I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I’ve turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it’s time to get back at work.

Otis Blackwell