Didier Pironi’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 26, 1952

Death Date

August 23, 1987

Age of Death

35 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom


Race Car Driver

The race car driver Didier Pironi died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

He competed in 72 Formula One races during a career that was highlighted by winning the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans.

He studied engineering as a youth, and became serious about racing after attending the Paul Ricard driving school.

He competed in Formula One for four years, winning his first race in 1980 at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Just weeks after his death in a boating accident, his girlfriend, Catherine Goux, gave birth to his twin sons.

He was personally recruited to the Ferrari racing team by Enzo Ferrari.