The movie actor Errol Flynn died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Swashbuckling hero of action films and westerns. His major movies include The Adventures of Robin Hood and Captain Blood.
He was reputed to be an infamous womanizer, and was married multiple times. He had a total of four children.
How did Errol Flynn die?
On 9 October 1959, Flynn’s financial difficulties were severe. For this reason, he flew to Vancouver, British Columbia, to negotiate the lease of his yacht Zaca to the businessman George Caldough.
On the trip back, 17-year-old actress Beverly Aadland accompanied Flynn for his Los Angeles-bound flight on 14 October. Caldough was driving them when Flynn began complaining about severe pain in his legs and back.
Caldough transported him to the residence of a doctor, Grant Gould, who noted that Flynn had considerable difficulty navigating the building’s stairway. Assuming that the pain was due to degenerative disc disease and spinal osteoarthritis, Gould administered 50 milligrams of Demerol intravenously.
As Flynn’s discomfort diminished, he “reminisced at great length about his past experiences.” He refused a drink when offered it. Gould then performed a leg massage in the apartment’s bedroom and advised Flynn to rest there before resuming his journey. Flynn responded that he felt “ever so much better.”
After 20 minutes, Aadland checked on Flynn and discovered him unresponsive. Despite immediate emergency medical treatment from Gould and a swift transfer by ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital, he did not regain consciousness and died that evening.
The coroner’s report and the death certificate noted the cause of death as myocardial infarction due to coronary thrombosis and coronary atherosclerosis, with fatty degeneration of liver and portal cirrhosis of the liver significant enough to be listed as contributing factors.
Flynn was survived by both his parents.
Where is Errol Flynn buried?
Flynn’s final resting place is at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Interestingly enough, he once remarked that he hated this very place.
“It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.”Errol Flynn
“Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.”Errol Flynn
“My father was never anti-anything in our house.”Errol Flynn
“I like my whisky old and my women young.”Errol Flynn
“The public has always expected me to be a playboy, and a decent chap never lets his public down.”Errol Flynn