Floyd Patterson’s Death – Cause and Date

Floyd Patterson cause of death

Born (Birthday) January 4, 1935

Death Date May 11, 2006

Age of Death 71 years

Cause of Death Alzheimer's Disease

Profession Boxer

The boxer Floyd Patterson died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world who won a gold medal in the middleweight class at the 1952 Olympics. He compiled a career record of 55-8-1.

He was a petty thief, which landed him in a reformatory institution.

When he was 21, he became the undisputed heavyweight champion, the youngest to ever earn the title.

Personal Life

He divorced Sandra Hicks in 1969 when she pushed him to quit boxing.

Mike Tyson was just 20 years and 4 months old when he became the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world, overtaking Patterson as the youngest champion ever.

How did Floyd Patterson die?

Patterson suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and prostate cancer in his final years. He died at home in New Paltz, on May 11, 2006, at the age of 71. His body was buried at New Paltz Rural Cemetery in New Paltz, Ulster County, New York.