Is Cachao Dead or Still Alive? Cachao Birthday and Date of Death


Cachao Death

Cachao passed away on March 22, 2008 at the age of 89.

Cachao death quick facts:
  • When did Cachao die?

    March 22, 2008
  • How old was Cachao when died?


Cachao Birthday and Date of Death

Cachao was born on September 14, 1918 and died on March 22, 2008. Cachao was 89 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 14, 1918
Date of Death: March 22, 2008
Age at Death: 89

Cachao - Biography

Israel López Valdés (September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008), better known as Cachao (/kəˈtʃaʊ/ kə-CHOW), was a Cuban double bassist and composer. He is considered one of the most influential charanga bassists of all-time, the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga (improvised Cuban jam sessions). He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won several Grammy Awards from the 1990s.