Donny Hathaway


Is Donny Hathaway Dead or Still Alive? Donny Hathaway Birthday and Date of Death

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway Death

Donny passed away on January 13, 1979 at the age of 33 in Chicago, IL. Donny's cause of death was committed suicide.

Donny Hathaway death quick facts:
  • When did Donny Hathaway die?

    January 13, 1979
  • How did Donny Hathaway die? What was the cause of death?

    Committed suicide
  • How old was Donny Hathaway when died?

  • Where did Donny Hathaway die? What was the location of death?

    Chicago, IL

Donny Hathaway Birthday and Date of Death

Donny Hathaway was born on October 1, 1945 and died on January 13, 1979. Donny was 33 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 1, 1945
Date of Death: January 13, 1979
Age at Death: 33

Donny Hathaway - Biography

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music." His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the duet, "Where Is the Love" in 1973. At the height of his career Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was known to not take his prescribed medication regularly enough to properly control his symptoms. On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide.