Cesar Chavez’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 31, 1927

Death Date

Apr 23, 1993

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

Apr 23, 1993


Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Cesar Chavez died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 to help disenfranchised farm workers.

He was married to Helen Fabela Chavez from 1948 until his death. He had three sons and five daughters. His brother was Richard Chavez, a fellow activist and labor leader.



“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” (Cesar Chavez)


“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.” (Cesar Chavez)


“Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.” (Cesar Chavez)


“It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.” (Cesar Chavez)


“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?” (Cesar Chavez)