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Spike Milligan Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 16, 2018

Short Biography

Spike Milligan was born on 16-04-1918 in Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an English Film Actor, Comedian, Writer, Musician, Poet, Playwright, Television Actor, Theatre Actor & Novelist who known for his work in Hollywood films.

Spike Milligan Complete Bio & Career

Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing trumpet in local jazz bands.
He joined the British Army himself (under protest if you believe his auto-biogs) as a conscript at the outbreak of WWII. He served in the Royal Artillery as Gunner Milligan through the North African and Italian campaigns. He got a bit too close to an exploding shell and was hospitalised with shell-shock. On his escape from army life, he started his "real" work as an author and humourist.
Most famous for 'The Goon Show' with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe (and originally Michael Bentine), these radio shows are commonly regarded as re-writing the rules of comedy (even before Monty Python). However, under the pressure of writing all the scripts, he suffered a breakdown and became a clinical manic-depressive.
He was fondly regarded as the last of the great British eccentrics and had written a wealth of comic poetry mainly for children, a few novels and his multi-volume autobiography. Spike was also a keen environmental campaigner.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Spike Milligan died on 27-02-2002 in Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom. He died due to a kidney failure at age of 83.

DEATHDAY 27 February,2002 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Rye, East Sussex
DEATH COUNTRY United Kingdom

Life's Important Dates Of Spike Milligan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 12
Hip Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Ahmednagar , Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Ahmednagar , Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Spike Milligan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Spike Milligan was 83 years 10 months & 11 days old age.