Billie Holiday suffered from alcoholism for most of her life. She died of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver on July 17, 1959. She was 44 years old.
Genres (Music): Torch song, Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz + 3 more
Albums: Lady in Satin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport, The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday Sings, Lady Sings the Blues + 315 more
Nationality: United States of America
Labels: Aladdin Records, Decca Records, Commodore Records, Verve Music Group, Brunswick Records + 6 more
Career Began: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
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