James Irwin – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

James Irwin died at age 61, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding astronaut James Irwin's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

As the lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, he was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

He received a Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1957.

He died of a heart attack and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the first of the astronauts who walked on the moon to die.

How did James Irwin die?

James Irwin's death was caused by heart attack.

Irwin, 61, a former astronaut who walked on the moon in 1971 and later became a minister who searched for Noah’s Ark, died Aug. 8 at a hospital here after an apparent heart attack.

Information about the death of James Irwin
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death61 years
BirthdayMarch 17, 1930
Death dateAugust 8, 1991
Place of deathGlenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
Place of burialN/A


"The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine."

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"I felt the power of God as I'd never felt it before."

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