Joe Louis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 13, 1914

Death Date

Apr 12, 1981

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Apr 12, 1981



The boxer Joe Louis died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Widely regarded as one of the best boxers of all-time, he compiled a career record of 66-3 and reigned as the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949.

He had two children and was married three times. His last marriage was to lawyer Martha Jefferson.



“You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better.” (Joe Louis)


“I don’t like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves.” (Joe Louis)


“I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.” (Joe Louis)


“Every man’s got to figure to get beat sometime.” (Joe Louis)


“When I was boxing I made five million and wound up broke, owing the government a million.” (Joe Louis)