How Did Jackie Robinson Die?

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Jackie Robinson died of diabetes at the age of 53 on October 24, 1972
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in baseball's major leagues in the modern era. Only white players were accepted in the major leagues until 1947, when Robinson was called up to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He made his first m... More>> · More images »
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Jackie Robinson died of complications from diabetes on October 24, 1972.
On October 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack at home in Stamford, CT. He was only 53.
He had diabetes and heart disease but actually died of a heart attack in 1972 when he was only 53. He was almost blind by the time he died. Source(s):
Baseball player Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. He died
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Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack. He also had diabetes which is a common disease among African American males. The combination of heart disease and diabetes shortened his life.
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