Sonny Liston – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The boxer Sonny Liston passed away at age 38, this age of death has to be considered too young. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Sonny Liston and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Former World Heavyweight Champion who learned to fight while in jail. He compiled a career record of 50-4, competing against such boxing legends as Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson.

He sold pecans from his brother-in-law’s tree in order to reunite with his mother and his siblings.

He was convicted of robbery and larceny.

How did Sonny Liston die?

Sonny Liston's death was caused by congestive heart failure.

Officially, Liston died of heart failure and lung congestion, but needle marks found in his arm suggest he may have died of a heroin overdose. Some believe mobsters murdered him.

Information about the death of Sonny Liston
Cause of deathCongestive Heart Failure
Age of death38 years
BirthdayMay 8, 1932
Death dateDecember 30, 1970
Place of deathLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Place of burialParadise Memorial Gardens

Quotes by Sonny Liston

"How would you like to find out how good my right is?"

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"Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining."

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"The only thing my old man ever gave me was a beating."

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"A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat."

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"Come over here and sit on my knee and finish your orange juice."

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