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Lou Gossett Jr Dead: Cause of Dead and Religion and Ethnicity

Today the entertainment industry is in grief after losing an Oscar-winning American actor, Lou Gossett Jr on March 29, 2024.

Lou Gossett Jr who is well-known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman passed away at the age of 87 at a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, California.

Gossett who has contributed over seven decades of career as an actor, has appeared on numerous movies and television series.

Likewise, he has won multiple accolades including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman.

However, with his sad death on March 29, 2024, people are curious to know the cause of his death and his personal life.

Lou Gossett Jr Bio

Full Name Louis Cameron Gossett Jr
Date of Birth May 27, 1936
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died March 29, 2024 (aged 87)
Occupation Actor
Parents Father: Louis Gossett Sr.
Mother: Hellen
Siblings Not Known
Height 6 feet 4 inches
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Spouses Hattie Glascoe (m. 1967, div. 1968)
Christina Mangosing (m. 1973, div. 1975)
Cyndi James-Reese (m. 1987, div. 1992)
Children 2
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Lou Gossett Jr Dead: Cause of Dead

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr, aka Lou Gossett Jr a famous American actor, died on March 29, 2024, at a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, California.

He died at the age of 87. Until today, the cause of his death is not specified.

His family announced his death with a statement, “It is with our heartfelt regret that our beloved father passed away this morning. We would like to thank everyone for their condolences at this time. Please respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

Lou Gossett Jr Health Condition

Actor, Lou Gossett Jr’s recent health condition has not been revealed yet but, he had been through several ill health during his young years.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, Gossett Jr was given a prognosis of six months to live by a doctor due to a debilitating illness.

Luckily, Lou survived the illness and recovered until in 2001 he was caught by illness due to toxic mold in his Malibu home.

Likewise, on February 9, 2010, he announced that he had prostate cancer in the early stages and expected to make a full recovery.

Again, during the pandemic COVID-19, he was hospitalized in Georgia with contamination of the COVID-19 virus.

Lou Gossett Jr Ethnicity and Religion

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, United States, Lou Gossett Jr holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group of African-Americans.

As per his religious beliefs, Lou believed in and followed the Christian religion.

Lou Gossett Jr. Wife and Kids

Oscar-winning actor, Lou Gossett Jr has been married three times throughout his life. Initially, he was married to Hattie Glascoe in 1967. His first marriage lasted only a year and were separated in the following year, 1968.

After that, he was married to Christina Mangosing on August 21, 1973. The couple welcomed a son, Satie in 1974.

Unfortunately, Gossett and Mangosing were divorced in 1975 after two years of marriage.

Lastly, Gossett married his third wife, Cyndi James-Reese on December 25, 1987. The couple adopted a son, Sharron born in 1977. Similarly, the couple were separated with a divorce in 1992.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Lou Gossett Jr?

Lou Gossett Jr was an Oscar-winning American actor.

When did Lou Gossett Jr die?

Lou Gossett Jr died on March 29, 2024.

How did Lou Gossett Jr die?

Lou Gossett Jr death cause is not revealed yet.

How old was Lou Gossett Jr?

Lou Gossett Jr was 87 years of during his death.


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