Dave Thomas’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 2, 1932

Death Date

January 8, 2002

Age of Death

69 years

Cause of Death

Liver Cancer



The entrepreneur Dave Thomas died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Became known as the famed founder and chief executive officer of the fast food restaurant chain, Wendy’s. He became the television spokesperson for the company in 1989 and appeared in over 800 commercials for the popular restaurant.

He was born Rex David Thomas in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and he was adopted when he was six months old. He had five children with his wife Lorraine, whom he married in 1956. He died at the age of 69 in January 2002 after suffering from a cancerous liver tumor.



“You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.” (Dave Thomas)


“I think the harder you work, the more luck you have.” (Dave Thomas)


“In the beginning there was nothing and God said ‘Let there be light’, and there was still nothing but everybody could see it.” (Dave Thomas)


“If there are things you don’t like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.” (Dave Thomas)


“There’s no one to stop you but yourself.” (Dave Thomas)