Joe Paterno’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 21, 1926

Death Date

January 22, 2012

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


Football Coach

The football coach Joe Paterno died at the age of 85 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary football coach of Penn State University from 1966 to 2011, commonly known as “JoePa.” He tallied a remarkable record of 298-136-3 during his tenure and led the team to National Titles in 1982 and 1986.

He married Sue Pohland in 1962 and he had five children: Jay, Diana, Scott, David and Mary.



“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.” (Joe Paterno)


“We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation.” (Joe Paterno)


“I’ve had a wonderful experience here at Penn State.” (Joe Paterno)


“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” (Joe Paterno)


“Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.” (Joe Paterno)