Bill Evans passed away on Monday September 15th, 1980 at the age of 51.
"…the only thing I’m afraid of is death. When I was eighteen or nineteen I could have died. I was ready for death. Today, I’m not ready anymore. I’ve lost too much time as it is." (x)
Despite everything he went through towards the end of his career, Bill Evans did all that was needed to change the course of Jazz piano playing and music as a whole for many years to come.