Don Knotts’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 21, 1924

Death Date

February 24, 2006

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death



TV Actor

The tv actor Don Knotts died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. In 1996, he was honored by TV Guide, as they ranked him 27 out of 50 in its Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

He was married and divorced twice before marrying Frances Yarborough in 2002, whom he remained married to until his death in 2006. He had two children with his first wife.



“I don’t think actors get good training today. I put my training to use in everything I do.” (Don Knotts)


“I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size.” (Don Knotts)


“Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they’re thinking, if they’re happy or sad. That’s what I tried to do with Barney.” (Don Knotts)


“We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn’t want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.” (Don Knotts)


“Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.” (Don Knotts)