Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley
1954 - 1989

Keith Whitley  American Country Musician

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Keith Whitley passed away on 9th May 1989 aged 34.


Keith Whitley was previously married to Lorrie Morgan (1986 - 1989).


Keith Whitley is a member of the following lists: Musicians from Ashland, Kentucky, Musicians from Appalachia and 20th-century American singers.


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Married1 3 years, 4 months - -
Total1 3 years, 4 months - -


First Name Keith
Last Name Whitley
Full Name at Birth Jackie Keith Witley
Age 34 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st July, 1954
Birthplace Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Died 9th May, 1989
Place of Death Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death (alcohol poisoning)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Country Musician
Music Genre (Text) Country
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1970–1989
Music Style New Traditionalist, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country, Progressive Bluegrass, Progressive Country, Bluegrass
Music Mood Earnest, Intimate, Bittersweet, Gentle, Reflective, Sentimental, Plaintive
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals
Record Label RCA (RCA Nashville)
Associated Acts Clinch Mountain Boys, Lorrie Morgan
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Keith Whitley34 CancerCountry Musician
Lorrie Morgan57 CancerCountry Musician


Jesse KeithMale15th June, 198729 years old


Posted commentsView all comments (4)

DocMar 8, 2010

actually his first name was jesse his son is Jesse Keith Whitley jr. he was born and raised in Sandy hook Kentucky buteverything else is pretty good

SharonDec 25, 2008

I found another error. Keith was born on July 1, 1954, not 1955. That is an easy mistake because of an error made on a birth certificate reissued to Keith in the late `70s. It even has the year of his birth on his tombstone as 1955. But his mother says he was born in 1954, and she would know. Keith was 17 days older than Ricky Skaggs. Keith was 34 when he died, not 33.

SharonDec 25, 2008

I know this bio came from imdb, but there were several glaring errors. First, Keith`s first name was Jackie. Jesse Keith Whitley is Keith`s son. Second, he was not born in Sandy Hook, he was born in Ashland, KY. He grew up in Sandy Hook. Lastly, he died on May 9, 1989--not May 8, 1989.

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