Denny Laine facts: Age, net worth, wife, children and cause of death revealed

Denny Laine

Denny Laine was an English musician, singer, and songwriter who died on 5 December 2023.

Laine was known as a founder of two major rock bands: the Moody Blues, with whom he played from 1964 to 1966, and Wings, with whom he played from 1971 to 1981.

He worked with a variety of artists and groups over a six-decade career, and continued to record and perform as a solo artist.

In 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moody Blues.

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Denny Laine age

Denny Laine was 79 years old when he passed away. He was born Brian Frederick Hines on 29 October 1944 to Herbert Edward Arthur Hines and Eva Lillian Hines in the Channel Islands.

He grew up in Tyseley, Birmingham, England, where he attended Yardley Grammar School. He took up the guitar as a boy, inspired by gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt.

He gave his first solo performance as a musician at age 12, and began his career as a professional musician,

fronting Denny Laine and the Diplomats, which also included Bev Bevan, future drummer with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.

Laine changed his name because he felt “Brian Frederick Hines and the Diplomats… wouldn’t work”, instead taking the surname of his sister’s idol, the singer Frankie Laine.

The first name Denny came from the fact that at the time “everyone had a backyard, and a den to hang out. I think I got that nickname there.”

Denny Laine net worth

Denny Laine was an English musician, songwriter, and singer, who had a net worth of $500 thousand at the time of his death, According to

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Denny Laine wife

Denny Laine was married to Elizabeth Mele, Laine and Mele had tied the knot in July 2023.

Mele announced the news of their marriage on Facebook and shared an image of the couple in a wedding dress on a beach.

The couple resided in Florida before Denny tragically passed away.

Denny was married to Jo Jo Laine also known as Joanne LaPatrie for a brief while, and the couple had a son and a daughter.

Denny Laine Children

Laine has five children from different relationships. They are:

Ainsley Laine-Adams, born in 1967, from his relationship with model Catherine James

Laine Hines and Heidi Hines, born in 1978 and 1980 respectively, from his marriage to Jo Jo Laine

Damian James, born in 1984, from his relationship with Helen.

Lucianne Grant, born in 1993, from his relationship with Lucianne Grant.

Denny Laine cause of death

Denny Laine, died on Tuesday morning, according to Laine’s wife Elizabeth Hines.

Hines wrote in a post on Laine’s official Instagram account that Laine had “been in ICU on a ventilator this past week.” She said Laine had Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), which “is unpredictable and aggressive.”

“He fought everyday. He was so strong and brave, never complained,” she added.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When and where was Denny Laine born?

A: Laine was born on October 29, 1944 in Birmingham, England.

Q: What was the name of the first band that Denny Laine formed when he was still in school?

A: The first band that Laine formed was called the Diplomats.

Q: What was the name of the song that Denny Laine sang as the lead singer of the Moody Blues and became their first notable hit?

A: The song was called “Go Now” and it was released in 1964.

Q: How did Denny Laine join Wings, the band formed by Paul McCartney after the Beatles broke up?

A: Laine got a call from Paul McCartney and was asked to be a founding member of Wings in 1971.

Q: What are some of the hits that Denny Laine co-wrote or sang with Wings?

A: Some of the hits that Laine co-wrote or sang with Wings are “Mull of Kintyre”, “Band on the Run”, “Live and Let Die” and “Silly Love Songs”.

Q: What are some of the health problems that Denny Laine faced after getting COVID-19 in 2022?

A: Laine had a collapsed lung, a bacterial infection in his blood and other issues that required hospitalization and surgery.

Q: How much money did Denny Laine raise through a GoFundMe campaign to pay for his medical bills?

A: Laine raised about $20,000 of his $100,000 goal as of September 22, 2023.


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