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Divine, R. I. P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The actor Divine passed away at age 42, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Divine and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Divine net worth: Divine was an American actor, singer, and drag queen with a net worth of $400 thousand. Divine was born in Baltimore, Maryland in October 1945 and passed away in March 1988. He was closely associated with independent filmmaker John Waters and starred in several films including Eat Your Makeup, Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, Lust in the Dust, Trouble in Mind, Hairspray, and Out of the Dark. Divine was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in 1989 for Hairspray and was also nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor for Lust in the Dust in 1986. He worked as a women’s hairdresser and joined the acting troupe the Dreamlanders. He also starred on stage and was named the “Drag Queen of the Century” by People magazine. Divine released four albums and had success with the songs “Shoot Your Shot” and “You Think You’re a Man”. Divine passed away on March 7, 1988 at 42 years old from an enlarged heart.

How did Divine die?

Divine's death was caused by heart attack.

Death: 1988 Shortly before midnight, he died in his sleep, at age 42, of heart failure. His body was discovered by Bernard Jay the following morning, who then sat with the body for the next six hours, alongside three of Divine’s other friends.

Information about the death of Divine
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death42 years
ProfessionActor, Drag queen, Film Director, Hairdresser, Singer
BirthdayOctober 19, 1945
Death dateMarch 7, 1988
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Divine

"I can stand on stage and do nothing, and people will write, 'Divine was outrageous.'"

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"I never set out in the beginning of my career just to play female roles."

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"Alfred Hitchcock was right when he said that actors are basically like cattle. Directors just look at us and yell 'Move!'"

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"I have to work. I have a certain way of life I want to maintain."

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"I just didn't feel like a Glen. Not that I'm 'divine.' But it's just become a name like Tom, Dick or Harry. There's no special meaning to it."

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