How Did Joe Paterno Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Joe Paterno death

The football coach Joe Paterno passed away at age 85, impressive.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Legendary football coach of Penn State University from 1966 to 2011, commonly known as “JoePa.” He tallied a remarkable record of 298-136-3 during his tenure and led the team to National Titles in 1982 and 1986.

He married Sue Pohland in 1962 and he had five children: Jay, Diana, Scott, David and Mary.

How did Joe Paterno die?

Lung Cancer caused Joe Paterno's death in 2012.

Information about the death of Joe Paterno
Cause of deathLung Cancer
Age of death85 years
ProfessionFootball Coach
BirthdayDecember 21, 1926
Death dateJanuary 22, 2012
Place of deathState College, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of burialSpring Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Pennsylvania, United States


Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.

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You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.

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Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.

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Mostly I want to talk positive; I wanna talk about a bunch of great kids that I coached and made me look good and the university that I’ve seen grow from a cow college, which it was, only 12,000 people, and when I came here, we weren’t at Pennsylvania State University, we were at Penn State College.

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Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

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