Sandy Denny

Birth Name:
Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny
Birth Date:
January 6, 1947
Birth Place:
Merton Park, London, England
Death Date:
April 21, 1978
Place of Death:
Atkinson Morley Hospital, Wimbledon, England
Cause of Death:
Traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage and blunt force trauma from several falls
Cemetery Name:
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
Claim to Fame:
Sandy Denny has been described as the pre-eminent British folk rock singer who was successful as a solo artist and as the lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. For most fans of classic rock, she is remembered as the only female voice to ever grace a Led Zeppelin song. Sadly she suffered from depression, alcoholism, and self-harm which took it's toll on her personal and professional life. She died after a series of falls from stairwells that were labeled "accidental" by the coroners office.

Not-So-Fun Fact

Many people have posted on the web that Sandy Denny was living at 93 Castelnau, Barnes, London SW13 9EL UK when she fell and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Actually she fell multiple times (she had a habit of self harm and throwing herself off bar stools and stairwells) prior to her hospitalization. At some unknown point during the first half of April 1978, Denny suffered yet another major fall at her home at 40 The Twistle Byfield, Daventry, UK. She was staying with a friend at another home when she was found unconscious at the foot of the staircase. She was rushed to Queen Mary’s Hospital in nearby Roehampton and on April 19th she was transferred to Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon where she was declared brain dead.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium

Stag Lane

Putney, London, , SW15 3DZ




Cemetery map for Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in Putney, England.
Cemetery map for Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in Putney, England.

Grave Location:

Block V, Grave 38

Grave Location Description

From the main entrance on Stag Lane, go straight up Central Drive past the office until you get to ‘roundabout’. Turn a hard right into Richards Way and take the 4th path to the left into Block V. Sandy is buried about 2/3rds of the way up the path, on the right hand side, in front of a Maple tree.

Grave Location GPS

51.43740148781628, -0.2417546012517022



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