How Coretta Scott King Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Coretta Scott King reached the respectable age of 78 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Civil Rights Leader.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband’s assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women’s Movement and the LGBT rights movement.

She married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, and the couple had four children together, Bernice, Yolanda, Dexter and Martin III.

How did Coretta Scott King die?

Coretta Scott King's death was caused by Ovarian Cancer.

Information about the death of Coretta Scott King
Cause of deathOvarian Cancer
Age of death78 years
ProfessionCivil Rights Leader
BirthdayApril 27, 1927
Death dateJanuary 30, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

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My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.

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The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.

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You have to have people who prick the consciences of the nation.

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As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.

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