Obituary of Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (born September 13, 1911 in Rosine, Kentucky) was a musician and singer-songwriter who was best known for creating the Bluegrass music genre and for being known as “Father of Bluegrass.” Bill died on September 9, 1996 and his death was because of a stroke. He died at age 84 just four days before his 85th birthday.

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Bill Monroe Biography Wiki:

    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Mountain Dew
    • Favorite Color: Gray (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Bill's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: William Smith Monroe
    • Father: James Buchanan Monroe (1857-1928)
    • Mother: Malissa Vandiver Monroe (1870-1921)
    • Brother(s):
      • Charlie Monroe (born July 6, 1903-died September 27, 1975)
      • Birch Monroe (born May 16, 1901-died May 15, 1982)
      • Harry Monroe (1893-1954)
      • Speed Monroe (1894-1967)
      • John Monroe (1896-1962)
    • Sister(s):
      • Bertha Monroe (1908-1997)
      • Maude Monroe (1898-1961)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Della Streeter (married?-1996, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • James Monroe
    • Daughter(s):
      • Melissa Monroe (1936-1990)

Death Notice:

  • Date: September 09 1996 at age 84
  • Place: Springfield, Tennessee, United States
  • Cause of Death: Stroke
  • Interment: Buried at Rosine Cemetery in Rosine, Kentucky

Category Tags:

MusicianSinger-Songwriter BlueGrass Music Genre American Born on September 13th Born in 1911 Born in Kentucky Died in 1996 Died at age 84 Died from Stroke

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