Phyllis Gates’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 7, 1926

Death Date

Jan 4, 2006

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Jan 4, 2006


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The family member Phyllis Gates died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Minnesota-born woman most famous for being the former wife of actor Rock Hudson, whom she married in 1955. The marriage fell apart three years later after she discovered that Hudson had had an affair with another man.

She had a sister named Marvis Ketelsen and a brother named Russell Gates.

Gates, who had a career as an interior designer after her brief marriage to Hudson, died of complications of lung cancer Jan. 4 at her home in Marina del Rey, said Mark Waldman, her attorney. “She was a lovely, very dignified woman,” Waldman said Wednesday.