John Wayne’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 26, 1907

Death Date

June 11, 1979

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death

Stomach Cancer

Place of Death

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States

Place of burial

Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary, Newport Beach, California, United States


Movie Actor

The movie actor John Wayne died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed “The Duke,” he played a hero in action films and westerns and received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in True Grit in 1969. His voice, swagger, and acting style made him a major box office draw for thirty years.

His divorce with actress Esperanza Baur in 1954 resulted in her attempting to shoot him. He was married to Pilar Pallete from 1954 to 1973.



“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” (John Wayne)


“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” (John Wayne)


“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” (John Wayne)


“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?'” (John Wayne)


“I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed; I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.” (John Wayne)