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James Dean

What was the cause of death of James Dean?


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James Dean died in a car crash in 1955 while driving his new Porsche 550 Spyder. The car accident occurred when a black-and-white 1950 Ford Custom Tudor coupe, driven from the opposite direction by 23-year-old student Donald Turnupseed, who moved to take the fork and crossed into Dean's lane. Dean was taken to Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 5:59 p.m.