Marshall McLuhan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 21, 1911

Death Date

Dec 31, 1980

Age of Death

69 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Dec 31, 1980



The novelist Marshall McLuhan died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Canadian academic, communication theory expert, and philosopher who wrote about mass media and predicted the World Wide Web thirty years before its inception. His important publications include The Mechanical Bride (1951), War and Peace in the Global Village (1968), and Understanding Media (1964).

He was born in Alberta, Canada to Elsie Naomi Hall and Herbert Ernest McLuhan. He and his wife, Corinne, became parents to two sons (Eric and Michael) and four daughters (Mary, Teresa, Stephanie, and Elizabeth).



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“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.” (Marshall McLuhan)


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