How Did Don Knotts Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Don Knotts death

The TV actor Don Knotts passed away at age 81, impressive.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. In 1996, he was honored by TV Guide, as they ranked him 27 out of 50 in its Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

He was married and divorced twice before marrying Frances Yarborough in 2002, whom he remained married to until his death in 2006. He had two children with his first wife.

How did Don Knotts die?

Pneumonia caused Don Knotts' death in 2006.

Information about the death of Don Knotts
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death81 years
ProfessionTv Actor
BirthdayJuly 21, 1924
Death dateFebruary 24, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing.

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We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn’t want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that.

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Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they’re thinking, if they’re happy or sad. That’s what I tried to do with Barney.

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I don’t think just funny is enough on Broadway.

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Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.

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