Walter Matthau – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

Walter Matthau died at age 79, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding actor Walter Matthau's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Walter Matthau Net Worth: Walter Matthau was an American actor who had a net worth of $10 million. Walter Matthau was born in New York City, New York in October 1920. He worked briefly as a Yiddish Theater District concession stands cashier. Matthau served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

How did Walter Matthau die?

Walter Matthau's death was caused by heart attack.

Matthau had atherosclerotic heart disease during the last years of his life. On the late evening of June 30, 2000, he had a heart attack at his home and was taken by ambulance to the St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica where he died a few hours later at 1:42 a.m. on July 1, 2000, at age 79.

Information about the death of Walter Matthau
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death79 years
BirthdayOctober 1, 1920
Death dateJuly 1, 2000
Place of deathProvidence Saint John's Health Center - Santa Monica Emergency Room, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place of burialPierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary, Los Angeles, California, United States


"Of course I gamble, to make the games interesting. But five hundred dollars a game, tops. Or sometimes a thousand. No heart attack bets."

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"Doing a good play on the stage is like eating a good meal at home - assuming your wife is a great cook or that she's hired a great cook."

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"I told Simon, 'I don't want to play Oscar. I want to play Felix because Oscar is too easy. He gets all the laughs. Felix is a hard part; that's the part I want to play.'"

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"I still think I'm 28. I'm 73. I think I'm 28, though, except that I won't get into a fight with anybody because I just had a pacemaker put in."

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"I've made $50 million over the years as a movie star, if you'll pardon the expression, and I've given most of it to the bookies."

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