Telly Savalas’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 21, 1922

Death Date

Jan 22, 1994

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death

Prostate Cancer

Place of Death

Sheraton Universal Hotel,  California,  United States


Movie Actor

The movie actor Telly Savalas died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bald actor who portrayed detective Kojak on TV and played a major role in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. His other notable films include The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Young Savages, and The Dirty Dozen.

His first wife was his college sweetheart, Katherine Nicolaides. He was married to his third wife, Julie Hovland, from 1984 until his death in 1994.

What killed Telly Savalas?

Savalas died of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate.

Where did Telly Savalas die?

The actor died on January 22, 1994, at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. He died only one day after his 72nd birthday.



“I was born with a romantic nature, and I’ll carry it to my grave.” (Telly Savalas)


“I’m a proud Greek. I carry my Hellenism like a badge of merit.” (Telly Savalas)


“I’m a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst.” (Telly Savalas)


“I came from a tough neighborhood. I used to be a ‘dirty Greek.'” (Telly Savalas)