How Did Nigel Hawthorne Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Nigel Hawthorne

The TV actor Nigel Hawthorne passed away at age 72, respectable.

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Award-winning British actor who became known for his television roles in “Yes Minister” and “Yes, Prime Minister.”

He was born in England and raised in South Africa, and he studied briefly at the University of Cape Town before beginning his acting career.

His numerous acting awards include five BAFTAS for his television work in “Yes, Prime Minister” and “The Fragile Heart,” and an Academy Award nomination for his film role in “The Madness of King George.” He was also a recipient of Tony and Olivier Awards for his theatrical work.

How did Nigel Hawthorne die?

Heart Attack caused Nigel Hawthorne's death in 2001.

Hawthorne died from a heart attack at his home on 26 December 2001, aged 72. He had recently undergone several operations for pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with in mid-2000, but had been discharged from hospital for the Christmas holidays.

Information about the death of Nigel Hawthorne
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death72 years
ProfessionTv Actor
BirthdayApril 5, 1929
Death dateDecember 26, 2001
Place of deathRadwell, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A


"I do a play a year, or every 18 months, and you get your comedies and your dramas, but you hardly get anything that touches some kind of core in you."

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"I would never have told my father a lie. We were brought up to be very truthful. I would never lie today. It's impossible."

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"My father was a man very much like Arthur Winslow. He was a very stern man and very much the authoritarian figure."

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"I had my doubts about 'Yes, Prime Minister' being successful in the U.S. because your system of government is so different than ours. But the show does seems to have a very good audience in the states."

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"Acting gives me the opportunity to be fascinating on stage or, I suppose; properly speaking, pretend to be fascinating."

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