Alice Soyer - Tragedy Of David Sanborn Wife

by doveclove Tue May 14 2024 Updated On Tue May 14 2024
Alice Soyer - Tragedy Of David Sanborn Wife

Alice Soyer is famous as the wife of musician David Sanborn. David sadly passed away on May 12, 2024. He was 78 years old.

Alice is also a musician by profession. Alice and David had performed together several times. She is a vocalist, pianist and also a composer.

She is multi-talented, as she does not stop there. She is also a painter. She has also sold artisanal scarves on Etsy.

David was a legend and has won a Grammy a whopping six times.

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Where was Alice Raised?

She was raised in Paris, France.

How Did the couple meet?

You must be wondering how the lovely couple met. We have got you covered. Alice met David during a concert in the South of France

David was practicing saxophone, and Alice decided to take a look from the window. 

Alice did not see David but she did hear the music coming out from the instrument. She was already impressed.

They met during the dinner then and talked a bit. She has described the meeting as very natural. 

David encouraged Alice. He also looked at her writing and was impressed. He told her to keep going and described her work as great during the meet-up.

On July 13, 2023, she posted a picture on her social media with David, Bob James, Steve Gadd, James Genus, Sonny Abelardo, and others with the caption,

Exactly today, ten years ago in France, July 13th, 2013, I met those extraordinary human beings on the "Quartette Humaine" tour, and it pretty much changed my life. Love and Gratitude

Dating and marriage

The couple wanted to know each other before falling in love. They officially started dating in 2020.

They dated for four years before getting married. They tied the knot in 2020.

It was during the COVID period. They stayed together and spent the quarantine time together.

Alice was madly in love with her husband and wouldn’t shy away from flaunting their love on her social media. 

On July 31, 2021, she took to Instagram to wish her husband a happy birthday. She uploaded a picture of her beloved with a caption,

Happy birthday, my wonderful love #DavidSanborn

Alice Soyer with her husband David Sanborn
Alice Soyer with her husband David Sanborn. Source: Instagram

On June 22, 2022, she posted a picture of them enjoying their vacation in Paris on Instagram with the caption,

De Luxembourg Paris.. with my love…

Alice Soyer with her husband David Sanborn in Paris
Alice Soyer with her husband David Sanborn in Paris. Source: Instagram

She also posted a picture with her husband on her Instagram to wish everyone a New Year.

Alice Soyer and her husband David Sanborn
Alice Soyer and her husband David Sanborn. Source: Instagram

How many children do the couple have?

Alice and David have a son named Jonathan Sanborn. He has also followed the footsteps of his father and is a musician. 

He is a bass player and has worked on several albums to date.

Cause of Death

David passed away, and the main cause of death was prostate cancer. 

David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and lost his battle against it on 2024 May 12.

Death announced by the family

David's family announced the tragic death of David through an Instagram post. They wrote.

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we convey to you the loss of internationally renowned, six-time Grammy award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn. Mr. Sanborn passed Sunday afternoon, May 12th, after an extended battle with prostate cancer with complications…

They revealed that he had managed to maintain his normal schedule of concerts despite such a dreadful disease. He even had a concert scheduled for 2025

Gerald Albright, a fellow musician, commented on the post by saying it was a true blessing to have known David, and he will be greatly missed as a dynamic icon and friend, and through his music. 

He also wrote rest well, my dear friend. 

Nile Rodgers, a musician, composer, guitarist and record producer, commented RIP my friend, and he loved working with David.

Candy Dulfer, a Dutch jazz and pop saxophonist, commented in the post saying, Omg my hero! Nobody like him, I am so sorry for your loss. 

Many other artists also gave their condolences, like Vinnie Colaiuta, Nathan East, Will Lee, and others.

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