Francois Truffaut’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 6, 1932

Death Date

October 21, 1984

Age of Death

52 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

American Hospital of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France



The director Francois Truffaut died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

French New Wave film director who won the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his seminal 1959 feature The 400 Blows. His 1973 film Day for Night won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and he also directed the critically acclaimed films Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules et Jim (1961) and The Wild Child (1970).

He joined the French Army when he was eighteen years old.

His final film, 1983’s Confidentially Yours, was filmed in black and white and was a tribute to his favorite director, Alfred Hitchcock.

He had three children with his wife Madeleine Morgenstern.

He played the character Claude Lacombe in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.



I prefer to be busy all day long, and when you work for someone else, you’re not busy enough.

Francois Truffaut

What switched me to films was the flood of American pictures into Paris after the Liberation.

Francois Truffaut

I had thought of writing, actually, and that later on I’d be a novelist.

Francois Truffaut

To be a film-maker, you are almost forced to be surrounded by contradictions… You must have talents of so many different kinds – talents that are contradictory.

Francois Truffaut

I’d skip school regularly to see movies – even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early.

Francois Truffaut