Mario Lanza’s Death – Cause and Date

Mario Lanza Death Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) January 31, 1921

Death Date October 7, 1959

Age of Death 38 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Rome, Italy

Place of Burial Holy Cross Mortuary, Ladera Heights, California, United States

Profession Opera Singer

The opera singer Mario Lanza died at the age of 38. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Opera tenor who acted in 1940s Hollywood movies like The Great Caruso and who performed in the opera Madame Butterfly in New Orleans.

He married Elizabeth Jeannette “Betty” Hicks on April 12, 1945 and had four children with her.



“My chutzpah was me singing to Mario Lanza. So Mario looked at me after I talk-sang ‘Be My Love’ for the first time; he took the lyric out of my hand as contemptuously as you can take a lyric out of someone’s hand, and he sang ‘Be My Love’ back at me.” (Sammy Cahn)

Mario Lanza Death Cause and Date