Edward VIII’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 23, 1894

Death Date

May 28, 1972

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death

Laryngeal Cancer

Place of Death

May 28, 1972



The king Edward VIII died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The King of the United Kingdom for eleven months in 1936 who abdicated his throne so that he could wed an American divorcee. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert, better known as King George VI, and he is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history. 

He abdicated from the throne in order to marry American divorcee and socialite, Wallis Simpson.



“I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.” (Edward VIII)


“A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.” (Edward VIII)


“When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.” (Edward VIII)


“You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve.” (Edward VIII)


“I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn’t have much time.” (Edward VIII)