How Did Maurice Jarre Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Maurice Jarre

The composer Maurice Jarre passed away at age 84, impressive.

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Won three Oscars for Best Original Score for 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1965’s “Doctor Zhivago,” and “A Passage to India” from 1984.

He wrote his first film score in 1951 while in France, where he also served as the Théâtre National Populaire director.

He composed “Lara’s Theme” for “Doctor Zhivago,” which provided the tune for the mid-sixties smash pop hit “Somewhere My Love” by Paul Francis Webster.

How did Maurice Jarre die?

Cancer caused Maurice Jarre's death in 2009.

Maurice Jarre died of cancer on 28 March 2009 in Los Angeles.

Information about the death of Maurice Jarre
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death84 years
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1924
Death dateMarch 28, 2009
Place of deathMalibu, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting."

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"My parents did not have any interest in music."

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"A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie."

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"In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the desert to rescue a lost man, Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend the scene to let my work stay completely."

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"When I was 15, I did not know nothing about what concerned the world of music."

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