|Who is it?||Producer, Writer, Director|
|Birth Day||November 26, 1943|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Age||77 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||October 3, 2002(2002-10-03) (aged 58)\nRome, Italy|
|Cause of death||Cancer and pneumonia|
|Occupation||Film director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Blythe Danner (m. 1969; his death 2002)|
|Children||Gwyneth Paltrow Jake Paltrow|
Paltrow died on October 3, 2002, while vacationing in Rome, Italy, to celebrate his daughter's 30th birthday. He was 58 years old. Paltrow had suffered from oral cancer for several years; his death was due to complications from oral cancer and pneumonia.
In 2007, his widow, in cooperation with The Oral Cancer Foundation, set up a fund in his name to address oral cancer issues in the United States. The foundation works primarily in the areas of public awareness, early detection, patient support functions and research.