Freddie Prinze’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 22, 1954

Death Date

Jan 29, 1977

Age of Death

22 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 29, 1977



The comedian Freddie Prinze died at the age of 22. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Comedian best known for starring as Chico Rodriguez on the TV series Chico and the Man. He initially gained notoriety from appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1973.

His mother sent him to ballet classes when he was a child because he was overweight. His father was German and his mother was Puerto Rican. He is the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.



“I was in seventh grade at St. Matthew’s. The teachers would tell me, ‘God loves you,’ and then whack a ruler across my hand. ‘Well,’ I’d say, ‘if God loves me, can you call God? Can you ask Him if it’s all right that I didn’t do my homework? If it’s not, then let Him hit me.'” (Freddie Prinze)


“In fourth grade I had a high school reading level, but I didn’t want to go to school and I didn’t feel I belonged there.” (Freddie Prinze)


“I couldn’t fight, and I wasn’t particularly interested in the academic. So I started doing satiric bits in the school bathroom. Guys would cut class to come and see me.” (Freddie Prinze)


“When I was little I was always getting hit. Kids would take my hat and throw it around, and it upset me. So I got to be very revengeful.” (Freddie Prinze)


“I was mugged when I was 12. I had a portable radio, and I ran into this building and these two guys came in and hit me, busted me up and took the radio. After that I was very paranoid and I started taking kung fu and karate. But I didn’t want to fight.” (Freddie Prinze)