Robbie Robertson’s Cause Of Death and Net Worth: How Did The Singer Die, and How Rich Was He? Obituary

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Robbie Robertson, The Band star who wrote group’s most iconic songs, is dead. He was 80 years old. What he died of and his fortune explored.

Robbie Robertson was a Canadian celebrity who had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spans decades as a musician.

The legendary artist was the lead guitarist for iconic rock group The Band from their inception until 1978.

When the the band members separated, he was a solo recording artist.

On August 2023, the world learned about his death as he died in Los Angeles, California, United States. Following this tragic news, many might want to know what he died of and how much his net worth was. Read on for more.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Robbie Robertson
Net Worth:$50 million
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Record producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Music Consultant
Full Real Name:Jaime Royal Robertson
Date of Birth:July 5, 1943
Birthplace:Toronto, Canada
Musical Band:The Band (1967 – 1977)
He was the lead guitarist in The Band
He was the lead guitarist in The Band. Credit: Alamy
The Band was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Credit: Getty Images

What was Robbie Robertson’s cause of death?

Guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson has died at 80.

His management confirmed the celebrity’s death after a long illness on Wednesday in a statement to Variety.

“Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny,” the statement said.

“He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel and Seraphina.”

Instead of sending flowers, his family has asked supporters for donations to be sent to the Six Nations of the Grand River, where Robertson spent much of his childhood, “to support a new Woodland Cultural Center.”

Robertson was a five-time Grammy nominee
Musician Robbie Robertson is dead at age 80. His management said Robertson died after a long illness. Credit: Getty Images.

What was Robbie Robertson’s net worth?

For over 6 decades in the entertainment industry, Robbie Robertson (real name: Jaime Royal Robertson) accumulated an estimated net worth of $50 million and earned a sizable salary before he died. He accrued his fortune for his works as a Canadian singer, songwriter, composer and producer.

In 2011 Robbie paid $2.7 million for a home in Beverly Hills. He sold this home in March 2021 for $3.9 million.

At the moment, there are no information about who will inherit his estate.

Most recently, Robertson had been working on a film music project for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Robbie Robertson had an impressive career

Robertson was born on July 5, 1973 in Toronto, Canada.

Throughout his career, the guitarist worked on a number of films with Martin Scorsese, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, and Gangs of New York.

Robertson was a five-time Grammy nominee and was known for writing many of The Band’s songs including The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek,  Stage Fright, and The Shape I’m In.

Robertson recently worked on a project for Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon
Robertson recently worked on a project for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower MoonCredit: Getty Images

The Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

He performed with The Band in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s before breaking off into a solo career in 1987, according to Deadline.

The Band served as as Bob Dylan backing band during several tours in the 1960s, including famously on Dylan’s first electric tour in 1966.

Robertson was interested in music from a very young age, telling Rolling Stone in 1968, “I’ve been playing guitar for so long I can’t remember when I started. I guess I got into rock and roll like everybody else,” he said.

Robertson never toured again after The Band’s final gig in 1976, memorialized in Scorsese’s concert documentary The Last Waltz.

He proceeded to release several solo albums, including 2019’s Sinematic, which would be his last.