How Did Jack Wild Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Jack Wild death

The movie actor Jack Wild passed away at age 53, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jack Wild is best known as a child actor who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal as a supporting actor in the 1968 musical film Oliver!. His performance as The Artful Dodger got him an Oscar nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.

Personal life

He grew up with his older brother, Arthur, in a working-class.

He married Welsh-born actress Gaynor Jone in 1976. They had gone to school together and first met at the age of 12. The marriage lasted for a decade but ended in 1985 due to Wilds’s excessive drinking. His second marriage was to Claire Harding, one year before his death.

How did Jack Wild die?

Oral Cancer caused Jack Wild's death in 2006.

Information about the death of Jack Wild
Cause of deathOral Cancer
Age of death53 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdaySeptember 30, 1952
Death dateMarch 1, 2006
Place of deathTebworth, United Kingdom
Place of burialToddington, United Kingdom


There is no buzz like performing for a live audience.

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I’m thought of as a celebrity. Everything I’ve ever done… has been for children. As long as I was working constantly, that was fine, because, although I don’t have any children, I do relate better to them than adults.

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Until I was diagnosed with mouth cancer, I’d never heard of it.

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At an age when most youngsters are preparing for their GCSEs, I was suddenly a jet-setter, briefly the toast of Hollywood and London’s West End. My immature wishes and naive opinions were treated with respect.

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I look at what I’ve gone through in my career and I really shouldn’t be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over.

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