Rod Serling was born December 25, 1924. He had a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. He liked sports and excelled at tennis and table tennis. He wanted to play varsity football but was told he was too small at 5 feet 4 inches tall.
He died June 28, 1975.The cause of death at 50 years old was complications from a coronary bypass operation.
On May 3, 1975, Serling suffered a minor heart attack and was hospitalized. He spent two weeks at Tompkins County Community Hospital before being released. A second heart attack two weeks later forced doctors to agree that open-heart surgery, though considered risky at the time, was in order. The 10-hour-long procedure was carried out on June 26, but Serling suffered a heart attack on the operating table and died two days later at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.
“As long as they talk about you, you’re not really dead, as long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn’t die, just because the man dies.”