Ricardo Montalban’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

January 14, 2009

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


TV Actor

The tv actor Ricardo Montalban died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Hispanic actor who played the role of Mr. Roarke on the series, Fantasy Island and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor’s Guild in 1993.

He married Georgiana Young in 1944, and together they had two daughters and two sons.



“Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you’re not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you’re not blind, but it doesn’t matter. You see the human being first.” (Ricardo Montalban)


“There couldn’t be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline.” (Ricardo Montalban)


“Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you’re crippled, forget about it. No, I’ll never work again.” (Ricardo Montalban)


“Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it’s all about what’s good for the party and not necessarily what’s good for the country.” (Ricardo Montalban)


“Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement; it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are, while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see. It allows your inner life to grow.” (Ricardo Montalban)