Thurgood Marshall’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 2, 1908

Death Date

January 24, 1993

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

The supreme court justice Thurgood Marshall died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the position by President Lyndon B. Johnson and held the office from 1967 until 1991.

His second marriage, to Cecilia Suyat, produced two sons. He had previously been married to Vivien Burey.



“This is a great country, but fortunately for you, it is not perfect. There is much to be done to bring about complete equality. Remove hunger. Bring reality closer to theory and democratic principles.” (Thurgood Marshall)


“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.” (Thurgood Marshall)


“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” (Thurgood Marshall)


“We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.” (Thurgood Marshall)


“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.” (Thurgood Marshall)