Pol Pot’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 19, 1925

Death Date

April 15, 1998

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The politician Pol Pot died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Cambodian communist dictator who led the Khmer Rouge in totalitarian control of the government from 1975 to 1979. His regime led to the deaths of a quarter of his country’s population (approximately 1.5 million people).

He was married twice. His second wife, Mea Son, was married to him from 1986 until his death in 1998.



“Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies.” (Pol Pot)


“I’m quite modest. I don’t want to tell people I’m a leader.” (Pol Pot)


“When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that.” (Pol Pot)


“I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.” (Pol Pot)


“It’s up to history to judge.” (Pol Pot)