John Bonham Tomb

Death of John Bonham

How did John Bonham Die?

Read the John Bonham Death Newspaper Articles and Obituaries from 1980.

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John Bonham Death Information:

Date of Birth:
Date of Death:

31 May 1948
25 September 1980


32 years old

Location of Death:

Jimmy Page’s home in Windsor

Cause of Death:

Pulmonary Oedema - Inhalation of vomit during sleep

Inquest held:

East Berkshire Coroner’s Court - 8th October 1980

Coroner’s report:

Cause of death attributed to “consumption of alcohol”.
A verdict of accidental death was recorded

Tomb / Burial Ground

His ashes were buried at Saint Michael's Church and Cemetery, Rushock, England (see on map)

Family Service:

Rushock Parish Church in Worcestershire - attended by 250 mourners
10th October 1980

Final Service:

Worcester Crematorium
10th October 1980

Sourced: pg 121, 122, 199 Thunder Of Drums