TV Actor

Jack Webb’s Death – Cause and Date

The TV actor Jack Webb died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday on the radio and television series, Dragnet.

During World War II, Morgan served in the U.S. Army, collaborating with fellow actors to produce training films.

Webb was best friends with fellow actor Harry Morgan from 1949 to Thursday, December 23rd, 1982, when Jack Webb tragically passed away.

He married his fourth wife, Opal Wright, in 1980. None of his marriages lasted longer than seven years.

How did Jack Webb die?

Webb passed away from an apparent heart attack during the early morning hours of December 23, 1982, at the age of 62.

Burial and Funeral

Webb was laid to rest in Sheltering Hills Plot 1999 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. The inscription on his grave reads “Jack Webb 1920 – 1982.”

Jack Webb's grave
Jack Webb’s gravesite, Forest Lawn Memorial, Hollywood Hills, California.

A funeral service was held with full honors from the Los Angeles Police Department. Following Webb’s demise, Chief Daryl Gates declared the retirement of badge number 714, famously associated with Joe Friday in Dragnet.

In tribute, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley ordered the lowering of all flags to half-staff for a day in Webb’s honor. Webb was interred with a replica LAPD badge bearing the rank of sergeant and the iconic number 714.


Webb is commemorated with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – one for his contributions to radio located at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard, and the other for his achievements in television situated at 6728 Hollywood Boulevard.

Additionally, in 1992, Webb received a posthumous induction into the Television Hall of Fame.