Who was Howard Grimes and what was his cause of death?

Howard Grimes is best known as the drummer for the Hi Rhythm Section on records by Al Green, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, and many others.

He has performed or played with Rufus Thomas and guitarist Teenie Hodges.

Howard Grimes Dead- Death Cause

On February 20, 2022, the world mourned the death of legendary drummer Howard Grimes. He was one of the founders of the Memphis sound.

The celebrity drummer passed away at the age of 80 after being admitted to a  Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

It has been revealed that the legendary drummer died due to kidney failure which was confirmed later by his bandmate Scott Bomar of the Bo-keys.

Howard Grimes Age, Family, and Early Life

Howard Grimes was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 22, 1941.  He was 80 years old at the time of his death. His father, Mitchell Wiggins, is his father, and his mother, Marita Payne, is his mother.

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His known siblings were Anahid Ajemian and Anahid Ajemian. Apart from that, we are unable to provide information about his personal life because little information about his family background has been located on the internet because he kept his family life private and away from the spotlight.

Howard Grimes Career, What was his profession?

Grimes’ first public performance was with Rufus Thomas when he was 12 years old. He began recording frequently for Satellite Records, which subsequently became Stax, in his late teens, where he was schooled by Al Jackson, Jr.

After Jackson’s death, he began working with bandleader and record producer Willie Mitchell at Hi Records, eventually taking over as Mitchell’s principal drummer. Grimes was a vital member of Mitchell’s Royal Studios’ house band in Memphis, where he helped create some of the most iconic tunes and soul grooves of the 1970s.

Grimes continued to perform with Teenie Hodges and other musicians credited as Hi Rhythm or, on the 1994 CD Perfect Gentlemen, the Hodges Brothers after Hi Records folded in the late 1970s. For his notably solid rhythm behind the drum kit, Grimes was lovingly called “The Bulldog,” a moniker he gained from mentor and Hi Records founder Willie Mitchell.

Grimes eventually joined The Bo-Keys, and in 2021, he released his autobiography Timekeeper: My Life in Rhythm, which chronicled his life and career as a musician who left an unforgettable influence on his hometown’s musical tradition.

Which school and college did Howard Grimes go to?

We don’t know anything about his academic background in detail because he’s never been heard talking about it in public. We will update this section as soon as we get anything related to his education.

Howard Grimes Net worth, How much does he earn?

A lot of information about his income sources has not been disclosed to the media as of this writing.

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We will be updating this section once we get any relevant information regarding his net worth.

Howard Grimes Wife, What about his relationship?

At the time of this writing, a lot of information about his marital status has not been disclosed to the media. This section will be updated once we learn anything pertinent about his relationship or marriage.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

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