Orson Welles’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 6, 1915

Death Date

October 10, 1985

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The director Orson Welles died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Best known for his seminal 1941 film Citizen Kane, which he co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film is widely considered one of the most important films in cinema history. He also directed the features The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil.

He was married three times to Virginia Nicolson, Rita Hayworth, and Paola Mori. He also had relationships with Dolores del Rio and Oja Kodak. He had children: Michael, Beatrice, Rebecca and Christopher.



“I have an unfortunate personality.” (Orson Welles)


“Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?” (Orson Welles)


“Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.” (Orson Welles)


“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” (Orson Welles)


“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” (Orson Welles)