How Did Coretta Scott King Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Coretta Scott King death

The civil rights leader Coretta Scott King passed away at age 78, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband’s assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women’s Movement and the LGBT rights movement.

She married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, and the couple had four children together, Bernice, Yolanda, Dexter and Martin III.

How did Coretta Scott King die?

Ovarian Cancer caused Coretta Scott King's death in 2006.

Information about the death of Coretta Scott King
Cause of deathOvarian Cancer
Age of death78 years
ProfessionCivil Rights Leader
BirthdayApril 27, 1927
Death dateJanuary 30, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.

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What most did not understand then was that I was not only married to the man I loved, but I was also married to the movement that I loved.

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You have to have people who prick the consciences of the nation.

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As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.

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Something is wrong that we have to feed so many. Why should there be poverty with all of our science and technology? There is no deficit in human resources – it is a deficit in human will.

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