Gilda Radner’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 28, 1946

Death Date

May 20, 1989

Age of Death

42 years

Cause of Death

Ovarian Cancer

Place of Death

May 20, 1989


Tv Actress

The tv actress Gilda Radner died at the age of 42. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Comedienne who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980. Her work on SNL earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. She died of cancer at age 42. 

She dated Bill Murray while writing for SNL. She was married to guitarist G.E. Smith from 1980 to 1982 and actor Gene Wilder from 1984 until her death.



“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” (Gilda Radner)


“The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.” (Gilda Radner)


“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.” (Gilda Radner)


“Fame changes a lot of things, but it can’t change a lightbulb.” (Gilda Radner)


“I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.” (Gilda Radner)