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When did Babe Ruth die from?

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Asked by: Tony Martin

cancerAugust 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth dies from cancer in New York City. For two days following, his body lay in state at the main entrance to Yankee Stadium, and tens of thousands of people stood in line to pay their last respects. He was buried in Hawthorne, New York.

What kind of cancer did Babe Ruth?

The scene depicts Ruth’s tragic death at 53 from a rare and deadly cancer of the nasopharynx (the air passages in the back of the nose and mouth). The Babe, bumptiously played by William Bendix, bravely volunteers to take an experimental drug.

How old would Babe Ruth be today?

Babe Ruth’s exact age would be 127 years 4 months 25 days old if alive. Total 46,531 days.

What was Babe Ruth’s net worth when he died?

What was Babe Ruth’s Net Worth? Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player who had a net worth of $800 thousand at the time of his death. That’s the same as around $9 million today after adjusting for inflation.

What disease did Babe Ruth have?

16, 1948, just two months after he appeared at Yankee Stadium to have his No. 3 retired by the Yankees, Ruth passed away at the age of 53. It was the end of an era. Ruth was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1946, and doctors were unable to stop the disease from spreading.