Count Basie


Is Count Basie Dead or Still Alive? Count Basie Birthday and Date of Death

Count Basie

Count Basie Death

Count passed away on April 26, 1984 at the age of 79 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. Count's cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

Count Basie death quick facts:
  • When did Count Basie die?

    April 26, 1984
  • How did Count Basie die? What was the cause of death?

    Pancreatic cancer
  • How old was Count Basie when died?

  • Where did Count Basie die? What was the location of death?

    Hollywood, Florida, USA

Count Basie Birthday and Date of Death

Count Basie was born on August 21, 1904 and died on April 26, 1984. Count was 79 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 21, 1904
Date of Death: April 26, 1984
Age at Death: 79

Count Basie - Biography

William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16 he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924 he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935.