Divine’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Divine died at age 42, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding actor Divine's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Divine net worth: Divine was an American actor, singer, and drag queen with a net worth of $400 thousand. Divine was born in Baltimore, Maryland in October 1945 and passed away in March 1988. He was closely associated with independent filmmaker John Waters and starred in several films including Eat Your Makeup, Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, Lust in the Dust, Trouble in Mind, Hairspray, and Out of the Dark. Divine was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in 1989 for Hairspray and was also nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor for Lust in the Dust in 1986. He worked as a women’s hairdresser and joined the acting troupe the Dreamlanders. He also starred on stage and was named the “Drag Queen of the Century” by People magazine. Divine released four albums and had success with the songs “Shoot Your Shot” and “You Think You’re a Man”. Divine passed away on March 7, 1988 at 42 years old from an enlarged heart.

How did Divine die?

Divine's death was caused by heart attack.

Death: 1988 Shortly before midnight, he died in his sleep, at age 42, of heart failure. His body was discovered by Bernard Jay the following morning, who then sat with the body for the next six hours, alongside three of Divine’s other friends.

Information about the death of Divine
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death42 years
ProfessionActor, Drag queen, Film Director, Hairdresser, Singer
BirthdayOctober 19, 1945
Death dateMarch 7, 1988
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


"I've always had very macho taste in movies."

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"I think of myself as an actor or a personality, the personality of Divine, an entertainer."

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"The press criticism made me feel at times like I was someone who had landed from outer space and, to my parents, being in show business was the worst thing you could be. Especially because I did drag, they didn't think much of it."

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"I'm a nice guy, I really am."

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"Things people told me would never happen are happening. I'm clawing my way to the top as a man, no less."

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