Bob Ross Death Dead – Bob Ross Obituary: Cause of Death

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Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942, he was an American painter, art instructor and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States and in Canada, Latin America and Europe. Ross went from being a public television personality in the 1980s and 1990s to posthumously being an Internet celebrity in the 21st century.

Ross died at the age of 52 on July 4, 1995 due to complications from lymphoma, which he had battled for several years. His remains are interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida under a plaque marked “Bob Ross; Television Artist”. Ross kept his diagnosis a secret from the general public; his lymphoma was not known outside of his circle of family and friends until after his death.


  1. I had the pleasure of watching Bob paint for many years from my little cabin in the woods. We were only able to receive 3 channels on tv and PBS was one of them. He brought many,many hours of joy to me. I was awe struck by the way he make a canvas come alive. Bob will be sorley missed. I know he lives in his beautiful creations and I hope one day to meet him. God Bless Rest In Peace

  2. what an incredible and gifted human heing. It is so unusual for someone with his gift to concentrate on teaching the gift to the masses. Eternal blessings. so sad he lived a short life. Maybe it is true, only the good die young….

  3. Most intriguing to see the picture he would create from starting with his 2 inch paint brush. Have tried to paint some mountains with a 2 inch brush and I found it impossible with ending in a right mess!!

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