On December 11, 1973, Bobby Darin entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for surgery to repair two artificial heart valves received in a previous operation. Although the surgery was initially successful Darin died minutes afterward in the recovery room without regaining consciousness on December 20, 1973, he was 37.
On July 12, 1979, Minnie Ripperton died of breast cancer here. She is best known for her 1974 hit single “Lovin’ You”. She was 31.
On July 4, 2003: Soul singer Barry White died here from kidney failure, he was 58.
On February 24, 1990 famous ’50’s singing icon Johnnie Ray died of liver failure here.
On February 23, 1995: Temptations bass singer Melvin Franklin died of heart failure here after he was admitted following a series of seizures. He was 52.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048