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American decathlete

Bob Mathias is ...

Born 17 Nov 1930 in Tulare
Died 2 Sep 2006 in Fresno
Age75 years, 9 months
Bob Mathias
Bob Mathias
Bob Mathias at the Helsinki Olympics

About Bob Mathias

Robert Bruce Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States Congressman representing the state of California.


Bob Mathias was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, and died as a result in Fresno, California on September 2, 2006 at age 75. He is interred at Tulare Cemetery in Tulare, California. He was survived by wife Gwen, daughters Romel, Megan, Marissa, Alyse Alexander, son Reiner, brothers Eugene and Jim, and sister Patricia Guerrero.