Maurice Jarre’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Maurice Jarre died at age 84, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding composer Maurice Jarre's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Won three Oscars for Best Original Score for 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1965’s “Doctor Zhivago,” and “A Passage to India” from 1984.

He wrote his first film score in 1951 while in France, where he also served as the Théâtre National Populaire director.

He composed “Lara’s Theme” for “Doctor Zhivago,” which provided the tune for the mid-sixties smash pop hit “Somewhere My Love” by Paul Francis Webster.

How did Maurice Jarre die?

Maurice Jarre's death was caused by cancer.

Maurice Jarre died of cancer on 28 March 2009 in Los Angeles.

Information about the death of Maurice Jarre
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death84 years
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1924
Death dateMarch 28, 2009
Place of deathMalibu, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"For Ryan's Daughter I used a total of eight harps, something that was, at least, weird."

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre Composer

"Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting."

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre Composer

"When I was 15, I did not know nothing about what concerned the world of music."

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre Composer

"The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them."

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre Composer

"Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema."

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre Composer