Terry Kath – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The guitarist Terry Kath passed away at age 31, this age of death has to be considered too young. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Terry Kath and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Guitarist for the rock band Chicago who sang on songs like “Colour My World” and “Make Me Smile.”

He was lead guitarist in a band called Jimmy and the Gentlemen.

His life was tragically cut short in 1978 when he pointed what he thought was an empty gun at his head and pulled the trigger.

How did Terry Kath die?

Terry Kath's death was caused by gunshot.

Kath struggled with health issues and drug abuse towards the end of the 1970s. He died in January 1978 from an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The bereavement tempted Chicago to disband, but they ultimately decided to resume as is signified by their memorial song “Alive Again”.

Information about the death of Terry Kath
Cause of deathGunshot
Age of death31 years
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1946
Death dateJanuary 23, 1978
Place of deathWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Terry Kath

"This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!"

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"But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place."

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"I just get all jacked up when we start cooking."

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"After The Ventures I dug Johnny Smith quite a bit."

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"Well, first I'd want a better vibrato."

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