Died around December 1966, but his body was not found until January 1967, near the shallow grave of his wife, in the bush town of Little Badja, 30 miles NE of Cooma, near Melbourne, Australia.
His death, at 47, was established by the coroner (Mr. D.G. Hughes) to be "effects of poisoning, willfully administered" most probably as a result of depression following the death of his wife in September 1963, at age 23. She died from a gun shot to the head in "unknown circumstances".
Information obtained from "The Age" newspaper dated August 11, 1967, page 3
"Billy Starlight" also went under the alias William Kinkaid, but it is not certain whether he ever used this alias in his musical performances.
Billy Starlight Discography
Singles & EPs
|CRT-7-EP-011||Billy Starlight||Here, In Person, Starlight Sings 4 You (7", EP)||Crest Record Co||CRT-7-EP-011||Australia||1962||Sell This Version|
|P 37024 H||Billy Starlight||Will You Love Me When I'm Older, Billy Boy / I'm A Stranger In My Home (Shellac, 10", Single)||Philips||P 37024 H||Australia||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|P 37014 H||Billy Starlight||I'll Throw A Lassoo Round Your Heart / My Blue Eyed Darling (Shellac, 10", Single)||Philips||P 37014 H||Australia||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|P 37037 H||Billy Starlight||Helping Round The House / The Heaven Bound Express (Shellac, 10", Single)||Philips||P 37037 H||Australia||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|P 37001 H||Billy Starlight||Train Whistle Blues / Roses & Crinolines (Shellac, 10", Single)||Philips||P 37001 H||Australia||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|P 37035 H||Billy Starlight||Footprints In The Snow / My Flower Of The Valley (Shellac, 10", Single)||Philips||P 37035 H||Australia||Unknown||Sell This Version|