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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJeffrey Thomas Porcaro
Nickname Jeffrey
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeff Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro. He was married to Susan Norris. He died on August 5, 1992 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Susan Norris (22 October 1983 - 5 August 1992) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Considered one of the greatest drummers in music history.
He died of an heart attack, caused by an allergic reaction to an insecticide he was spraying in the yard of his Hidden Hills home. On August 5, 1992, Porcaro fell ill while doing the yard work and then went into full cardiac arrest. The paramedics managed to briefly revive him and he was taken by helicopter to Humana Hospital-West Hills in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. Porcaro is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
Wrote Toto's major hit "Africa" together with keyboardist David Paich.
Toured with Sonny & Cher at the age of 17.
Didn't like to play drum solos.
After his death in 1992, a memorial concert took place at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles on December 14th 1992, with an all-star line up that included Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Edward Van Halen and, of course, Toto.
There is an inscription of his tombstone which reads: "Our love doesn't end here; it lives forever, on the wings of time".
He was a son of Joe Porcaro and older brother of Steve Porcaro and Mike Porcaro.

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