Shirley Horn


Is Shirley Horn Dead or Still Alive? Shirley Horn Birthday and Date of Death

Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn Death

Shirley passed away on October 20, 2005 at the age of 71 in Washington, DC. Shirley's cause of death was complications of diabetes.

Shirley Horn death quick facts:
  • When did Shirley Horn die?

    October 20, 2005
  • How did Shirley Horn die? What was the cause of death?

    Complications of diabetes
  • How old was Shirley Horn when died?

  • Where did Shirley Horn die? What was the location of death?

    Washington, DC

Shirley Horn Birthday and Date of Death

Shirley Horn was born on May 1, 1934 and died on October 20, 2005. Shirley was 71 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 1, 1934
Date of Death: October 20, 2005
Age at Death: 71

Shirley Horn - Biography

Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as "like having two heads", and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as "like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice". Although she could swing as strongly as any straight-ahead jazz artist, Horn's reputation rode on her exquisite ballad work.