Florence Griffith Joyner’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 21, 1959

Death Date

September 21, 1998

Age of Death

38 years

Cause of Death




The runner Florence Griffith died at the age of 38. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American track and field athlete best known for setting the world records for both the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints. She won three gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, as well as two silver medals. Fans occasionally refer to her as Flo-Jo. 

She was briefly engaged to Olympic hurdler Greg Foster. She had a daughter, Mary Ruth, with her husband Al Joyner.



“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely Flo. I like being different.” (Florence Griffith Joyner)


“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything… I’m just not listening any more.” (Florence Griffith Joyner)


“I believe in the impossible because no one else does.” (Florence Griffith Joyner)


“I don’t always have the best eating habits. I like butter and ice cream. There are days when I should work out and I don’t. But it’s never too late to change old habits.” (Florence Griffith Joyner)


“I was always doing something physical. My brothers and I used to have handstand contests. We’d walk around the projects on our hands and see who could get the farthest. I was always playing football with them, basketball or racing in the street.” (Florence Griffith Joyner)