Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 13, 1919

Death Date

September 29, 1995

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death




The activist Madalyn Murray died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known pseudonymously as M. Bible, she is remembered for founding and heading a non-profit organization known as American Atheists, as well as for being involved in the famous Murray v. Curlett case, which laid the groundwork for a Supreme Court case called Abington School District v. Schempp that ultimately banned public school-sanctioned reading of the Bible in the United States.

The daughter of Lena Scholle and Irv Mays, she grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a member of a Presbyterian family. Following a brief marriage to John Henry Roths, she had relationships with William J. Murray, Jr. and Michael Fiorillo that resulted in sons named William J. Murray III (who became a Baptist minister) and Jon Garth Murray (who joined his mother as a member of the American Atheists).



“No god ever gave any man anything, nor ever answered any prayer at any time – nor ever will.” (Madalyn Murray O’Hair)


“Religion is induced insanity.” (Madalyn Murray O’Hair)


“Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.” (Madalyn Murray O’Hair)


“In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.” (Madalyn Murray O’Hair)


“I feel that everyone has a right to be insane.” (Madalyn Murray O’Hair)