Oliver Reed’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 13, 1938

Death Date

May 2, 1999

Age of Death

61 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Movie Actor

The movie actor Oliver Reed died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English actor who posthumously earned a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the 2000 film, Gladiator. He gained additional fame for Lion of the Desert and Hannibal Brooks.

He married his second wife, Josephine Burge, in 1985 after ending his ten-year marriage to Kate Byrne.



“I’m not a villain, I’ve never hurt anyone. I’m just a tawdry character who explodes now and again.” (Oliver Reed)


“I like to give my inhibitions a bath now and then.” (Oliver Reed)


“I might get drunk one day and fall in love or fall over a hooker outside, and I would have consummated a relationship that I couldn’t necessarily believe in.” (Oliver Reed)


“I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.” (Oliver Reed)


“Even though people say Richard Harris and I have been having a great feud, it’s not true.” (Oliver Reed)