The dancer Gregory Hines passed away at age 57, too young.
Biography - A Short Wiki
Acclaimed tap dancer, singer, and stage and screen actor. He won both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award for his performance in the 1992 Broadway production of Jelly’s Last Jam.
In 1963, he started a dance troupe with his brother and father called Hines, Hines, and Dad. He married Pamela Koslow in 1981, had two children, and got a divorce in 2000.
How did Gregory Hines die?
Hepatocellular Carcinoma caused Gregory Hines' death in 2003.
|Cause of death||Hepatocellular Carcinoma|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||February 14, 1946|
|Death date||August 9, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I can remember feeling very angry, and saying no! I can do it myself! From that point of view it was very emotional for me to get myself to the point to sit in the chair and be ‘up’.Gregory Hines
It would be like the films I’ve seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner.Gregory Hines
I wanted to make a movie, because the whole life of the movies appealed to me. You work hard for three or four months, then you don’t work at all for a couple of months.Gregory Hines
When my brother and me got into performing in the late ’40s and early ’50s, it was a sensational opportunity to learn from our elders. Every show we played had a dancer, a comic, a juggler, a singer, an acrobat. I came to appreciate virtuosity in all forms of the business.Gregory Hines
Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin’ dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn’t want to work in nightclubs.Gregory Hines