By | October 24, 2020
Viola Smith death-obituary

Viola Smith cause of death – Viola Smith dead : obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: October 21, 2020
  • Age: 107-year-old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Viola Smith die? Cause of death

Pioneering drummer Viola Smith has passed away aged 107, just weeks before her 108th birthday. Born Viola Schmitz on November 29, 1912, Viola was a groundbreaking swing, big band and symphonic drummer, known for her use of a giant drum set – often credited as the inspiration for Louie Bellson’s use of double-bass drums – as well as becoming one of, if not the first, female drummers in popular music. Viola died on October 21.

Viola Smith Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

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