Coretta Scott King’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 27, 1927

Death Date

January 30, 2006

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Ovarian Cancer


Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Coretta Scott died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband’s assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women’s Movement and the LGBT rights movement.

She married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, and the couple had four children together, Bernice, Yolanda, Dexter and Martin III.



“My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.” (Coretta Scott King)


“My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.” (Coretta Scott King)


“Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.” (Coretta Scott King)


“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” (Coretta Scott King)


“Non-violence is a permanent attitude we bring to the breakfast table and bring to bed at night.” (Coretta Scott King)