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Tiny Tim

Born: 1932-04-12 - Died: 1996-11-30
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Herbert Khaury (a.k.a. Tiny Tim) suffered a heart attack in September of 1996 and was hospitalized for three weeks, and urged to slow down his performances.

He continued to play, despite the doctor’s warnings, while playing his signature song, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, Tim suffered a second heart attack and was rushed of the stage with his wife by his side.

She asked if he was okay, Tim replied “No, I’m not!”… this would be his last words. He was rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where doctors worked for over an hour trying to resuscitate him.

Tim is interred in the mausoleum of Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Who was Tiny Tim : Tim is best known playing the ukulele and his odd rendition of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”.

Many considered Tim just a novelty act, though many of his records displayed a wide knowledge of various song styles. This is probably due to his “musical education” when he was a child, he would lock himself in his room and listen to various artists for hours on end.

He was invited to appear on the 1968 Beatles Christmas album, which was exclusively for the fan club. George Harrison appreciated the camp appeal of Tim.
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12 Signatures in Tiny Tim's guestbook

  1. larry mac Says:

    real nice guy..i liked some of his ways.

  2. Tereka Smith Says:

    My father palyed his signature song for me as a child and it is forever etched in my memory. Silly putty memory that can give me a smile and a chucle when needed, I thought of Al Jolson when I read here about his devotion to his craft. He was addicted to his audience and it was who he was! God Bless!

  3. grim Says:

    what a blast how can you not smile

  4. gigigo Says:

    nub tim

  5. marck Says:

    funny name good singer hope u go to heaven

  6. marck Says:

    u sound funny

  7. gerard Says:

    he was so funny but i also like his songs

  8. gerard Says:

    loved tiptoe through the tulips

  9. Leah Slate Says:

    I LOVE TINY TIM!!!! <3333333

  10. Leah Slate Says:

    fuck u

  11. hay Says:

    miss u, hes not gay so shut up

  12. Gary Minadeo Says:

    The Uke is back!


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