Rod Serling's Death

Born (Birthday) December 25, 1924

Death Date June 28, 1975

Age of Death 50 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, United States

Place of Burial Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken, New York, United States

Profession Director

The director Rod Serling died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Screenwriter and director best known for creating and hosting the original The Twilight Zone TV anthology series. He was an outspoken political activist and a visible anti-war protestor throughout his lifetime.

He married Carol Serling on July 31, 1948. They had two daughters, Jodi and Anne.


Serling had three heart attacks. First in May 1975 while running on a treadmill, second a couple of weeks later at his cottage on Cayuga Lake.

On June 26, he was sent to the hospital for a ten-hour-long open-heart surgery but suffered a third heart attack on the operating table. Two days later, Serling died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He was 50 years old.

It was said he smoked three to four packs of cigarettes a day.


Serling is buried in an unassuming grave in Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken, New York.

Rod Serling’s grave



"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition."

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"There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy."

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"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."

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"Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull."

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"Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse."

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