How did Bob Ross die?

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  1. Bob Ross is a legend known to many for his superior art skills and his instructions for those who didn’t have any. He is most famous today for his “The Joy Of Painting” TV program and memorable quotes.

    Ross was born on October 29 1942 and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was a kind spirit from the start and was known to take care of injured animals such as snakes, squirrels, and the like. He dropped out of high school early to work as a carpenter alongside his father.

    A lesser-known fact is his service in the United States Air Force. Before gaining fame as an artist, Ross served in the Air Force for 20 years. It was there that he first developed his interest in art and refined his wet on wet paint technique to be able to create and sell art in a short amount of time. It was through the show “The Magic Of Oil Painting” that he first discovered this technique and eventually perfected it. After the beginning of his TV show, Ross even credited the host Bill Alexander for teaching him this technique. He earned so much through the art sales that he eventually retired from the military as a Master Sergeant in 1981.

    Ross’ iconic TV show aired over eleven years, from January 1983 up until May 1994. Even though the show stopped airing a long time ago re-runs of the program can be seen on various channels from time to time.

    Ross died at the age of 52 due to complications from a condition known as lymphoma. The fact that he had this condition remained a secret until after his death on July 4, 1995. The widely loved artist is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.

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