How Gary Kildall Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Gary Kildall reached the not so modest age of 52 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous entrepreneur.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous as the founder of Digital Research, Inc., and as the creator of an operating system called CP/M (the Control Program for Microcomputers), he tried, but failed, to license his product to IBM.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, he taught at Monterey, California’s Naval Postgraduate School and began programming for an early Intel microprocessor. He later returned to his alma mater and completed his computer science Ph.D.

He died suddenly in his early fifties, having suffered a head injury, possibly as the result of a fall.

Born to a family of Scandinavian heritage, he spent his youth in Seattle, Washington. He was married twice — first to Dorothy McEwen Kildall and later to Karen Kildall.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates attempted to orchestrate a deal between IBM and Kildall’s Digital Research company.

How did Gary Kildall die?

Information about the death of Gary Kildall
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death52 years
BirthdayMay 19, 1942
Death dateJuly 11, 1994
Place of deathMonterey, California, United States
Place of burialN/A