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


Odetta Death

Odetta passed away on December 2, 2008 at the age of 77 in New York City. Odetta's cause of death was heart disease.

Odetta death quick facts:
  • When did Odetta die?

    December 2, 2008
  • How did Odetta die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart disease
  • How old was Odetta when died?

  • Where did Odetta die? What was the location of death?

    New York City

Odetta Birthday and Date of Death

Odetta was born on December 31, 1930 and died on December 2, 2008. Odetta was 77 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: December 31, 1930
Date of Death: December 2, 2008
Age at Death: 77

Odetta - Biography

Odetta Holmes (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time included her song "Take This Hammer" on its list of the All-Time 100 Songs, stating that "Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music."