Movie Actor

Robert Shaw’s Death – Cause and Date

The movie actor Robert Shaw died at the age of 51. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

He portrayed the gruff sea captain Quint in Jaws in 1975. As a talented novelist, he wrote Cato Street, The Flag, and A Card from Morocco, among others.

When he was 12, his father committed suicide. He eventually settled in Ireland and had two children with his third wife, Virginia Jansen.

How did Robert Shaw die?

Shaw died on 28 August 1978 from a heart attack at age 51. He was driving home with his wife and son to Tourmakeady from Castlebar, County Mayo when he stopped the car and stepped out only to collapse and die on the roadside.

The actor was rushed to Castlebar General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Where is he buried?

His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered near his home in Tourmakeady.



"I was never really a character actor - I was a leading man who was always cast as a character. I wanted to be Jack Nicholson or Jean Gabin."

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"There's no future in being poor."

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"My taxes alone keep eight lawyers busy, and when I finally get my money, it's only one-third of what I earn. With the kids in school and my other responsibilities, I get no change back from the first million dollars. The money flows out like water."

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