Wilma Rudolph’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 23, 1940

Death Date

November 12, 1994

Age of Death

54 years

Cause of Death

Brain Tumours



The runner Wilma Rudolph died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American athlete who won three gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics, winning the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay, becoming the first American woman to take home three gold medals in track and field at a single Games.

She had four children with Robert Eldridge.



“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” (Wilma Rudolph)


“When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free.” (Wilma Rudolph)


“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” (Wilma Rudolph)


“After the scarlet fever and the whooping cough, I remember I started to get mad about it all… I went through the stage of asking myself, ‘Wilma, what is this existence all about? Is it about being sick all the time? It can’t be.’ So I started getting angry about things, fighting back in a new way with a vengeance.” (Wilma Rudolph)


“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” (Wilma Rudolph)