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Jackie Wilson

Jackie WilsonAKA Jack Leroy Wilson

Born: 9-Jun-1934
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 21-Jan-1984
Location of death: Mount Holly, NJ
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Westlawn Cemetery, Wayne, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lonely Teardrops

Father: Jack Wilson
Mother: Eliza Mae
Wife: Freda Hood (m. 1951, div. 1965, four children)
Girlfriend: Juanita Jones (shot Jackie in the stomach)
Wife: Harlean Harris (m. 1967, until his death)
Daughter: Denise (d. 1987 drive-by shooting)

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987
    Tonsillectomy (1953)
    Shot 1961 (by Juanita Jones, his lover/mistress)
    Coma 29-Sep-1975 to 21-Jan-1984 (after falling onstage)
    Died Onstage
    Exhumed 1990 (from his unmarked grave)

    Teenage Millionaire (Aug-1961) · Himself
    Go, Johnny, Go! (Jun-1959) · Himself

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