Howard Ashman’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 17, 1950

Death Date

Mar 14, 1991

Age of Death

40 years

Cause of Death

HIV/AIDS

Place of Death

Mar 14, 1991

Profession

Playwright

The playwright Howard Ashman died at the age of 40. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Playwright and lyricist for such Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, usually with Alan Menken.

He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his work on Aladdin in 1992, which was accepted by his life partner Bill Lauch after Ashman’s passing in 1991.

Quotes

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“Most of my collaborations, certainly post – Howard Ashman but even with Howard, are music first.” (Alan Menken)

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“There’s such a rich trove of unheard Howard Ashman lyrics that we’re so blessed to draw from.” (Alan Menken)

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“I was doing a Broadway musical called ‘Smile’ with Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch in 1984/5 when it abruptly closed. Howard was in the middle of pre-production for ‘The Little Mermaid,’ so he kindly invited all the girls in our cast to audition for the film.” (Jodi Benson)

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“What brought me to Disney was the new regime, which is now the old regime – came over with Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, Jeffrey Katzenberg – and all these people really wanted to reinvigorate the animated musical, so they came to Howard Ashman and me. That was my entry into Disney.” (Alan Menken)