How George Kennedy Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

George Kennedy reached the astounding age of 91 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Movie Actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

He became known for playing villains, and won and Oscar for his acting in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. His acting in the Naked Gun and Airport film series bolstered his fame.

He made his stage debut at age two, but left show business to serve in the U.S. Army for 16 years.

Acting in over 200 films, he played the roles of Joe Patroni and Captain Ed Hocken.

His mother, Helen, was a former ballet dancer and his father was a musician and orchestra leader.

He played a supporting role to the great Paul Newman in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke.

How did George Kennedy die?

George Kennedy's death was caused by Heart Ailment.

Illness and death Kennedy resided in Eagle, Idaho, at the time of his death. He died on the morning of February 28, 2016, of a heart ailment at an assisted living facility in Middleton, Idaho, 10 days after his 91st birthday. He had a history of heart disease.
Information about the death of George Kennedy
Cause of deathHeart Ailment
Age of death91 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
Death dateFebruary 28, 2016
Place of deathMiddleton, Idaho, United States
Place of burialN/A


I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said ‘Success is primarily luck anyway.’ And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him!

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Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.

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When you think of a movie, most people imagine a two hour finished, polished product. But to get to that two hour product, it can take hundreds or thousands of people many months of full time work.

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My father died when I was 4 years old, so I can’t really say anything about his hearing.

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I have been so fortunate and I really am appreciative of the success I’ve had.

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