Leonard Bernstein’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 25, 1918

Death Date

October 14, 1990

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death




The composer Leonard Bernstein died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Internationally acclaimed musician and educator who composed the music to “West Side Story,” “Wonderful Town,” and other popular musicals.

He married Felicia Montealegre on September 10, 1951. They had three children together. 



“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” (Leonard Bernstein)


“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” (Leonard Bernstein)


“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.” (Leonard Bernstein)


“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.” (Leonard Bernstein)


“A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.” (Leonard Bernstein)