Jill Ireland’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) April 24, 1936

Death Date May 18, 1990

Age of Death 54 years

Cause of Death Breast Cancer

Place of Death Malibu, California, United States

Place of Burial Brownsville Cemetery, West Windsor, Vermont, United States

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Jill Ireland died at the age of 54. She documented her fight against the disease in two books.

Biography - A Short Wiki

She appeared in several of director Charles Bronson‘s films, including The Great Escape and Death Wish II. Her television credits include Night Gallery and The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything.

She married Charles Bronson in 1968, they remained married until Ireland died in 1990. Together the couple had a child and adopted a daughter.


In 1984, Ireland received a breast cancer diagnosis. She wrote two books detailing her journey combating the illness. At the time of her passing, she was crafting a third book and had taken on the role of a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.

In 1988, she provided testimony before the U.S. Congress on the topic of medical expenses. Ireland was honored with the Courage Award from the American Cancer Society, presented by President Ronald Reagan.

In 1990, the actress died of breast cancer at her home in Malibu, California. She was 54.


She was buried alongside her husband, Charles Bronson, in Brownsville Cemetery. Her ashes were placed in a walking cane which her husband had buried with him when he died in 2003.



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