Steve Allen’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Steve Allen died at age 78, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding TV show host Steve Allen's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Writer, actor, and comedian who served as the first host of NBC’s famed late-night program The Tonight Show.

He trained as an infantryman for World War II.

He hit fame as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.

How did Steve Allen die?

Steve Allen's death was caused by hemopericardium.

Death and legacy At first, it was believed that he had a heart attack. However, Allen’s autopsy revealed that he actually died from hemopericardium, caused by injuries sustained in the accident. Though the condition was partially caused by atherosclerosis, the death was ruled accidental.

Information about the death of Steve Allen
Cause of deathHemopericardium
Age of death78 years
ProfessionTv Show Host
BirthdayDecember 26, 1921
Death dateOctober 30, 2000
Place of deathEncino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized."

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"In those of us who have the mysterious ability to amuse others, it is usually the case that even before we were aware of our own abilities, we had become practiced at laughing more than other children in our social circle."

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"Many comedians and comedy writers have shared the childhood experience of learning to joke to protect themselves from neighborhood bullies when challenge or physical defense were not among the sensible options."

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"I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind."

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"It often seems that, for whatever strange reasons, comedians, in addition to their formal performances, have more comic experiences in real life than other people do."

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