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Van Cliburn

Born: 1934-07-12 - Died: 2013-02-27
Cause of Death:
Bone cancer

Death Summary: Van Cliburn died of bone cancer at the age of 78

Who was Van Cliburn : Van Cliburn was an American pianist who became famous when he won the first-ever International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, during the Cold War. Cliburn has been honored with the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a National Media of Arts, and the Russian Order of Friendship.
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