Jimmy Ellis cause of death

Jimmy Ellis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) February 24, 1940

Death Date May 6, 2014

Age of Death 74 years

Cause of Death Dementia

Profession Boxer

The boxer Jimmy Ellis died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Held the WBA World Heavyweight Championship from 1968 to 1970, and fought in one of the greatest heavyweight eras of all time.

He won 59 of 66 amateur bouts and was a Golden Gloves champion.

He was diagnosed with a case of dementia so severe that he believed his dead wife was still alive.

Personal Life

He married Mary Etta in 1958.

One of his most famous fights was against Muhammed Ali in the Houston Astrodome on July 26, 1971.

How did Jimmy Ellis die?

Ellis died at the age of 74 from complications of dementia on May 6, 2014, in Louisville Baptist Hospital, Kentucky.