Alec Guinness’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 2, 1914

Death Date

August 5, 2000

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death

Liver Cancer


Movie Actor

The movie actor Alec Guinness died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Distinguished actor who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars installments. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in the 1957 film, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

The identity of his father was unknown to him throughout his life. He was married to Merula Salaman from 1938 until his death in 2000 and he had a son named Matthew.



“Essentially, I’m a small-part actor who’s been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life.” (Alec Guinness)


“An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment – his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.” (Alec Guinness)


“A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk.” (Alec Guinness)


“I don’t know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.” (Alec Guinness)