James Arness Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

James Arness died at age 88, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding TV actor James Arness' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Portrayed the role of Marshall Dillon on TV’s Gunsmoke for twenty years, a role that John Wayne declined and recommended for Arness according to urban legend.

He married first wife Virginia Chapman in 1948. The couple divorced in 1960. He had two sons and daughter. His younger brother, Peter Graves, was also an actor. 

How did James Arness die?

James Arness' death was caused by natural causes.

Information about the death of James Arness
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death88 years
ProfessionTv Actor
BirthdayMay 26, 1923
Death dateJune 3, 2011
Place of deathBrentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

The kids don’t really have any part of my television life. Fortunately, there aren’t many times when show business intrudes on our family existence.

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I had the pleasure of knowing Ronald Reagan before he became Governor of California. He was a truly great human being and we usually spent our time together reminiscing about mutual friends.

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I had the privilege of working with so many great actors over the years.

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I was the tallest guy in the school, and I was very conscious of being larger than anybody – classmates and teachers.

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I had a wonderful life and was blessed with so many loving people and great friends.

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