Del Shannon

American musician

Charles Weedon Westover (or Del Shannon; December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990) was an American rock and roll singer and musician. He had several popular songs, including "Runaway" in 1961.

Del Shannon was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He shot himself dead with his rifle at age fifty-five in Santa Clarita, California. He was cremated.