Eva Cassidy

Birth Name:
Eva Marie Cassidy
Birth Date:
February 2, 1963
Birth Place:
Washington, D.C.
Death Date:
November 2, 1996
Place of Death:
Bowie, Maryland
Cause of Death:
Melanoma cancer
Cemetery Name:
Claim to Fame:
Eva Cassidy was a powerful, soulful singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz, folk, and blues music whose meteoric rise to fame happened only after her passing from melanoma cancer at the young age of 33.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:


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North America


Grave Location:

St. Mary's River State Park, Callaway, Maryland

Grave Location Description

Her ashes were scattered on the lake shores of St. Mary’s River State Park in Maryland located at Camp Cosoma¬† Road at¬†Callaway, Maryland



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