TV Actor

Ted Cassidy’s Death – Cause and Date

The tv actor Ted Cassidy died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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Best known for his role as Lurch from The Addams Family and being the voice of 1970s television version of The Incredible Hulk.

He married Margaret Helen Jesse in 1956, and the couple had two children.

How did Ted Cassidy die?

Cassidy passed away at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, from complications following cardiac surgery, open-heart surgery to be exact.

He reached the age of 46 and died on January 16, 1979.

During his final years, actress Sandra Martinez took care of him. He remains were cremated and buried in the backyard of his Woodland Hills home, though the exact location is unknown.



“None. None of them! I don’t want to be remembered for any of them because I don’t like any of them. I’m not proud of any of them. I am still waiting for the one role I will have pride in and want to be associated with down the years.” (on the role he would most like to be known for playing)

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“Well and that’s what everybody remembers…it’s going to be remembered a long time, whether I like it or not and I think there’s some things about it I like.” (when asked in a 1972 television interview about being remembered about his most famous role as Lurch in “The Addams Family”)

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