Sir Edmund Hillary’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 20, 1919

Death Date

January 11, 2008

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Mountain Climber

The mountain climber Sir Edmund died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Adventurer and philanthropist who became one of the first people to reach the top of Everest with the help of his guide, Tensing Norgay.

He had three children with Louise Mary Rose before her death. He later married June Mulgrew.



“We’re all so digital, but the ’50s was the era of watches you had to wind. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953, Hillary was equipped with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual.” (Sara Sheridan)


“People are overwhelmed looking up at the Mount Everest of environmental challenges that we face. But you put one foot in front of the other and you recognize that not everyone is Sir Edmund Hillary.” (Ed Begley, Jr.)