Harry Choates: Age 29 | Cause Of Death: MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

Harry Choates

(b. December 26, 1922, d. July 17, 1951)

Country/cajun fiddler. By 1950 he had divorced his wife and wound up being arrested for failing to provide support for her and their children. Arrested and jailed in Austin, the sudden withdrawal from alcohol proved too much. His death on July 17,1951 is a fact, though whether it was a result of delerium, an epileptic fit, police cruelty or some combination of each is pure conjecture.