How did John Denver Die?

How did John Denver Die?

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  1. John Denver was an American singer, songwriter, and more. He was multitalented as an actor and an activist. The famed musician was born on 31st December 1943. He quickly gained much recognition from the start of his music career in the ‘60s up until the next decade.

    Denver was born as the eldest son of a military family. His father was a U.S. Air Force pilot and the family moved a lot. The constant shifting served as a big dilemma for the introverted Denver. He was unable to fit in with frequently being “the new kid”. Living in Tucson, he became part of the Tucson Arizona boys chorus and was happy until being forced to move to Montgomery, Alabama. In his final year of high school, he left for California to begin his music career but was led back by his father to finish his schooling.

    Since the beginning of his college years, Denver was able to adopt music and played in local clubs while studying at Texas Tech University. He sang with a folk group during that time but later dropped out and moved to LA to fully pursue music. After spending around five years as part of a band, Denver decided to focus on a solo career. His career soon took off and he became famous through his prominent tracks: “Take me home, Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song” and “Rocky Mountain High” which was declared as a state song of Colorado in 2007.

    Denver was an experienced pilot yet was not licensed to fly. He died while piloting his newly purchased Rutan Long-EZ plane. Investigative reports showed that the aircraft crashed when Denver was unable to switch between fuel tanks. The plane crashed into the sea following several unsuccessful attempts to land. He died at the age of 53 on October 12, 1997.

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