How Steve McQueen Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Steve McQueen reached the not so modest age of 50 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous movie actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Anti-hero actor who starred in the 1968 action film Bullitt. He was nicknamed the King of Cool when he was acting in the ’60s & ’70s and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Sand Pebbles.

He competed in weekend motorcycle races to support himself while studying acting.

He starred in The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.

His father was a stunt pilot for a flying circus who abandoned his mother after six months of dating. He was married three times and had two children.

He starred as Vin Tanner in the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven, appearing alongside Yul Brynner.

How did Steve McQueen die?

Information about the death of Steve McQueen
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death50 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayMarch 24, 1930
Death dateNovember 7, 1980
Place of deathCiudad Juárez, Mexico
Place of burialN/A


I’m not a great actor – let’s face it. I don’t have a great deal of scope. There are certain things I can do, but when I’m bad, I stink. There’s something about my shaggy dog eyes that makes people think I’m good. I’m not all that good.

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I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.

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When I did ‘The Great Escape,’ I kept thinking, ‘If they were making a movie of my life, that’s what they’d call it – the great escape.’

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I’m not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.

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