Pete Maravich’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 22, 1947

Death Date

January 5, 1988

Age of Death

40 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


Basketball Player

The basketball player Pete Maravich died at the age of 40. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary crafty and dazzling point guard known as “Pistol Pete,” who averaged 44.2 points per game at LSU and became the all-time leading scorer in college basketball history. In the NBA, he was a 5-time All-Star and the 1977 NBA scoring champion as a member of the New Orleans Jazz.

He had two sons, Jaeson and Josh, with his wife Jackie.



“Shooting is nothing. Anybody can shoot. The big charge is putting on a show for the crowd.” (Pete Maravich)


“I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was.” (Pete Maravich)


“I don’t want to play 10 years and then die of a heart attack when I’m 40.” (Pete Maravich)


“I got by on talent. That was my fatal mistake.” (Pete Maravich)


“When I arrived, I felt the spotlight shining brightly on me, and I knew the sharks were ready to strike if I did not pan out and prove myself to be the showman and the player the college ranks had labeled me to be.” (Pete Maravich)