Merce Cunningham’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 16, 1919

Death Date

Jul 26, 2009

Age of Death

90 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

Jul 26, 2009



The choreographer Merce Cunningham died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Independent choreographer who focused on what he called pure movement.

He had a longtime relationship with experimental artist John Cage.



Very often, you did something slow with your arm, for example, and something rapid with your feet – but the arm had to do something large against this – and this set up a kind of opposition.


Fortunately, dance has been what’s interested me all my life. So whether I am faced with incapacities or not, it still absorbs me.


All these dismal things that are going on in the world – the isolation and the sickness and the governments and the pollution – it’s so frightful, over the whole world.


It is upon the length and breadth and span of a body sustained in muscular action that dance invokes its image.


I was told that I had to give grades to the students, which I wasn’t particularly interested in doing.