Donyale Luna’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 31, 1935

Death Date

May 17, 1979

Age of Death

43 years

Cause of Death

Drug Overdose

Place of Death

May 17, 1979



The model Donyale Luna died at the age of 43. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American fashion model who was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She appeared in several notable films, including the 1972 Carmelo Bene film Salomé.

She was romantically linked to several well known actors in her time, before ultimately marrying Italian photographer Luigi Cazzaniga, with whom she had a daughter.