Rock Hudson's Death

Born (Birthday) November 17, 1925

Death Date October 2, 1985

Age of Death 59 years

Cause of Death HIV/AIDS

Profession Movie Actor

The movie actor Rock Hudson died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Gay matinee idol who appeared in Magnificent Obsession and died of AIDS in 1985. He gained additional fame for his role in the mystery show, McMillan & Wife.

He married his agent’s secretary, Phyllis Gates, in 1955 and they remained together until 1958. His father, Roy Harold Schere, Sr., was a man of Swiss and German ancestry. After he left, Rock’s mother, Katherine Wood, married Wally Fitzgerald.



“I’m notorious for giving a bad interview. I’m an actor and I can’t help but feel I’m boring when I’m on as myself.” (Rock Hudson)

Rock Hudson Death Cause and Date

“I had to overcome the name Rock. If I’d been as hip then as I am now, I would have never consented to be named Rock.” (Rock Hudson)

Rock Hudson Death Cause and Date