Helmut Rahn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 6, 1929

Death Date

Aug 14, 2003

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 14, 2003


Soccer Player

The soccer player Helmut Rahn died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

German forward who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He spent the bulk of his club career with Germany’s Rot-Weiss Essen, scoring 88 goals in 201 appearances.

He had two sons, Uwe and Klaus, with his wife Gerti.

Rahn, whose death was announced by the German Soccer Federation, would have turned 74 on Saturday. The cause of his death was not given, but the federation said Rahn died after a ”long and serious illness” in his Essen home, where he had lived reclusively.