Leon Sullivan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 16, 1922

Death Date

Apr 24, 2001

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Apr 24, 2001


Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Leon Sullivan died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American anti-Apartheid activist known for his work to help create job opportunities for African Americans.

His parents divorced when he was three years old.

Leon H. Sullivan, the clergyman and civil rights leader who drew up the Sullivan Principles, guidelines for American businesses operating in South Africa under apartheid, died yesterday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 78. The cause was leukemia, his family said.