Levon HelmBorn: 1940-05-26 - Died: 2012-04-19
Cause of Death: Cancer
Levon Helm died due to the late stages of Throat Cancer.
Who was Levon Helm :
"Mark" Levon Helm was a singer and drummer for the popular 60's and 70's band The Band, known for hit songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek."
Later in life, Helm became involved with a series of concerts titled "The Midnight Ramble," which were centered at his home in Woodstock, New York. The concerts featured Helm, along with other well-known artists. Helm also released an album in 2007 called "Dirt Farmer," which earned Helm a Grammy award in the "Traditional Folk Album" category.