Stephen Ambrose’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 10, 1936

Death Date

Oct 13, 2002

Age of Death

66 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Oct 13, 2002



The historian Stephen Ambrose died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American historian and author who wrote biographies of U.S. presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. His other popular historical works include D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994) and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996).

With his first wife, Judith Dorlester, he had a daughter, Stephenie, and a son, Barry. Dorlester died in her late twenties, and Ambrose later married Moira Buckley, whose two sons and one daughter he adopted.

Stephen E. Ambrose, whose best-selling books made America’s aging World War II veterans hometown heros again, died early Sunday at a Bay St. Louis, Miss., hospital. Ambrose, a longtime smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer in April.



My first book was the book that changed my life.


There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.


My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier.


Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.


Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.