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Jim Varney’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) June 15, 1949

Death Date February 10, 2000

Age of Death 50 years

Cause of Death Lung Cancer

Profession Movie Actor

The movie actor Jim Varney died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Comedic actor who became known for portraying Ernest Worrell in the franchise based around the character. He also appeared in The Beverly Hillbillies and portrayed the role of Slinky in the Toy Story films. 

He was married and divorced twice, to Jacqueline Drew and Jane Varney. 



“I’d like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic.” (Jim Varney)


“I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it’s lonely work. You die, you die alone. It’s you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time.” (Jim Varney)