It’s really sad we lost Dinah so young. Her voice was beautiful and it’s tragic we couldn’t get a few more hits from her.
Early on the morning of December 14, 1963, Washington’s seventh husband, football great Dick “Night Train” Lane, went to sleep with his wife, and awoke later to find her slumped over and not responsive. An autopsy later showed a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital, which contributed to her death at the age of 39. She is buried in the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.
A Handful of Stars
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
Red Sails in the Sunset
Where Are You
Take Your Shoes Off Baby