Salvador Dalí's Death

Born (Birthday) May 11, 1904

Death Date January 23, 1989

Age of Death 84 years

Cause of Death Heart Failure

Profession Painter

The painter Salvador Dalí died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Surrealist artist known for such works as his painting The Persistence of Memory, which depicts a melting clock and other dreamlike images. His eccentric and flamboyant appearance included a mustache that was inspired by Diego Velázquez, the 17th century Spanish painter.

He was told by his parents when he was five years old that he was the reincarnation of his deceased older brother, and he retained this belief throughout his life. He married the Russian-born Elena Ivanovna Diakonova, also known as Gala, in 1934. She was the muse for, and subject of, his sculpture Gala in the Window, from 1933.