Troy Donahue’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 27, 1936

Death Date

September 2, 2001

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Movie Actor

The movie actor Troy Donahue died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Born Merle Johnson, Jr., he became a teen idol in the 1959 film, A Summer Place, and played a role in The Godfather II. He also played roles in Deadly Prey, Nudity Required, Sounds of Silence, and The Platinum Triangle.

Prior to his death, he was engaged to mezzo-soprano singer Zheng Cao.



“I never really got on my own case about my own acting. I know a lot of other people have, and probably very justifiably. But I don’t worry about stuff like that too much.” (Troy Donahue)


“I’ve never revised my opinion of myself as an actor. I’ve always thought I was as good as my material.” (Troy Donahue)


“I would have preferred to have been in a film where I could’ve been more authentic or more human, where the dialogue and my approach to the part could have been more real.” (Troy Donahue)