Susan Marie Gardner, Tiny Tim’s wife

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Susan Marie Gardner

Susan Marie Gardner is the wife of Tiny Tim. Susan Marie’s husband Tiny Tim also known as Herbert Buckingham Khaury but known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He is best remembered for his cover hits “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” and “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight”, which he sang in a falsetto voice.

Susan Marie Gardner: Profile Summary

Full NameSusan Marie Gardner
Famous aswife of Tiny Tim
Age at time of death55 years old
Date of Birth2nd February 1958
Place of BirthLeominster, Massachusetts United States of America
Date of Death3rd July 2013
Place of DeathArkansas USA
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite

Susan Marie Gardner was born on 2nd February 1958 in Leominster, Massachusetts USA to her parents, George James Gardner and Janice Marie Erickson. She passed away on 3rd Jul 2013 Heber Springs, Arkansas USA at the age of 55. Susan Marie Gardner is most remembered for Married Herbert Khaury (AKA: Tiny Tim) in 1995. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

How did the two love bird, Susan Marie Gardner and Tiny Tim meet? The couple has not shared any information regarding the circumstances under which they meet. However, they got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their family, friends, and loved ones on 18 August 1995.

Susan Marie Gardner’s husband Tiny Tim displayed musical talent at a very young age. At the age of five, his father gave him a vintage wind-up Gramophone and a 78-RPM record of “Beautiful Ohio” by Henry Burr. He would sit for hours listening to the record. At the age of six, he began teaching himself guitar. By his pre-teen years, he developed a passion for records, specifically those from the 1900s through the 1930s. He began spending most of his free time at the New York Public Library, reading about the history of the phonograph industry and its first recording artists. He researched sheet music, often making photographic copies to take home to learn, a hobby he continued for his entire life.

On September 28, 1996, Susan Marie Gardner’s husband Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack just as he began singing at a ukulele festival at the Montague Grange Hall in Montague, Massachusetts (this hall is often confused in accounts of the incident with the nearby Montague Bookmill, at which he had recorded a video interview earlier that same day).

Susan Marie Gardner’s husband was hospitalized at the nearby Franklin County Medical Center in Greenfield for approximately three weeks before being discharged with strong admonitions not to perform again because of his health, weight, and dietary needs for his diabetic and heart conditions. He ignored the advice.

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On November 30, 1996, he was playing at a gala benefit hosted by the Women’s Club of Minneapolis. He had let his wife Susan Marie Gardner know before the show that he was not feeling well, but did not want to disappoint the fans. Before the start of his performance, most of the audience had left. While performing his last number of the evening, he suffered another heart attack on stage in the middle of a rendition of his hit, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. His wife, Susan Marie Gardner asked him if he was feeling all right, and he said he was not; she was helping him back to their table when he collapsed, and never regained consciousness.

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EMTs performed on-site CPR and transported him to Hennepin County Medical Center, where after repeated revival attempts, he was pronounced dead at 11:20 pm. His remains are entombed in a mausoleum in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. A large mural of Tiny Tim with tulip themes by famous Australian artist Martin Sharp is in the Macquarie University Student Council in Sydney, Australia.


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