Is Dick Dale Living or Dead?

Has American surf rock guitarist Dick Dale died? Or is he still alive?

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American surf rock guitarist

Dick Dale is ...

Dead
Born 4 May 1937 in Boston
Died 16 Mar 2019 in Loma Linda
Age81 years, 10 months
Causeheart failure
Correction?

About Dick Dale

Richard Anthony Monsour (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known professionally as Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist. He was a pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his second studio album. Dale worked closely with the manufacturer Fender to produce custom-made amplifiers including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop equipment that was capable of producing a louder guitar sound without sacrificing reliability.

He is also known as Richard Monsour and Richard Anthony Monsour.

Death

Dale died in Loma Linda, California on March 16, 2019, at the age of 81. He was treated for heart failure and kidney failure prior to his death.