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The Time Machine Star Yvette Mimieux’s Cause of Death Clarified

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Since the prolific actress who starred in films like the 1960s The Time Machine passed away on Tuesday morning (January 10, 2022) at the age of 81, Yvette Mimieux’s cause of death has been followed by fas’ questions.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by her family’s rep days after the passing happened, announcing she had lost her life Tuesday in her sleep just over a week after celebrating her 80th birthday.

Mimieux was born in L.A. on January 8, 1942, first appearing on TV in the series “Yancy Derringer” (1959) and “One Step Beyond” (1960).

One of the star’s fans said on Twitter, “I’m really sorry to hear that Yvette Mimieux has passed away, I watched Light in the Piazza & Where the Boys Are on the same day last summer and I was so fascinated by her in both of them.”

Her debut on the big screen, movie “The Time Machine” (1960), was a luxury hit directed by George Pal and co-starring Rod Taylor and Alan Young. It was published after her second film, “Platinum High School” (1960), a Mickey Rooney comedy.

Signed to a long-term contract by MGM, beloved Yvette never again hit it as great as with “The Time Machine,” nevertheless starred in the iconic “Where the Boys Are” (1960) and welcomed raves for a starring role in “Light in the Piazza” (1962), which proved her as an actress noted for touching sensitivity and fragility.

In 1964, she additionally became the first woman to show her navel on American television, doing so in the two-part “Dr. Kildare” episode “Tyger, Tyger” as an epileptic surfer.

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Natural Cause was Yvette Mimieux’s Cause of Death

Although reliable sources did not share an exact report about Yvette Mimieux’s cause of death at this time, some social media users are claiming she breathed her last breath due to natural causes.

Nevertheless, our team does not confirm any rumors; we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

“Most people’s favorite [‘Dr. Kildare’ episode] was one I did with Yvette Mimieux. She was so gorgeous!” co-star Richard Chamberlain said in a 2011 interview. “She actually died in the film, having a seizure as she was surfing a wave. I had to run into the water and carry her out.”

Someone shared a tribute, writing, “I’m hearing that Yvette Mimieux has passed away. I’m not even sure where to start with what a loss this is. An absolute fixture on the TVM scene, Mimieux is versatile, graceful, and an incredible presence. Here she is with Monte Markham in a favorite, Death Takes a Holiday.”

Other films are:

  • “Toys in the Attic” (1963)
  • “Joy in the Morning” (1965)
  • “The Picasso Summer” (1969)
  • The Delta Factor” (1970)
  • Skyjacked” (1972)
  • “Journey Into Fear” (1975)
  • “Jackson County Jail” (1976)
  • The Disney epic “The Black Hole” (1979)
  • Her last film, “The Fascination” (1985).

Mimieux played in several TV projects, like as the star of Aaron Spelling’s “The Most Deadly Game” (1970-1971) and as a regular on “Berrenger’s” (1985), and in TV movies including “Death Takes a Holiday” (1971), “Snowbeast” (1977), “Forbidden Love” (1982), and “Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception” (1990).

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Following an appearance on the 1992 series “Lady Boss,” she finally signed her retirement, fed up with the limited roles coming her way.

Yvette married and divorced three times and had no children. After marriage to Evan Harland Engber in 1969 and director Stanley Donen in 1972, she eventually found the peace she need with Howard F. Ruby; they tied the knot in 1986 and were together for 36 years.

She leaves behind her third husband, Howard F. Ruby, to whom she had been wed since 1986. Also, at this time, no funeral or memorial services are planned.


Reactions to Yvette Mimie’s Death

Celebrities’ death news always break many hearts, however, fans remember memories and their idols are alive in their mind even after death.

Here we collected some of the star’s friends, fans, and all of his loved ones’ reactions to the news, which included the heart-touching tributes they posted on social media.

A fan wrote, “ANOTHER SAD FAREWELL When I was young, back in the 60s, I thought Yvette Mimieux was so pretty. I just read that she died today at the age of 80. RI.”

Lizabeth Felti, a social media user, said, “Longtime fan of #YvetteMimieux – I knew her in late 1980s when she was married to LA real estate mogul Howard Ruby. She often came to our employee Friday parties. So beautiful, so nice. We talked about knowing Geraldine Page.”

Another said, “Oh gosh. This one really hurts. I adore Yvette Mimieux and am so sad to hear she has died. I feel she brought a sensitivity and a depth to her roles, and she didn’t get the recognition she deserved.”

Someone wrote, “My favorite Yvette Mimieux performance is Light In the Piazza (1962), but being 8 years old sitting in a dark movie theater with a big screen and seeing Monkeys, Go Home! has left a lasting impression.”

Another said, “R.I.P. Yvette Mimieux, whose performance in WHERE THE BOYS ARE brought a sadness that I never expected to find in the spring break/beach party cycle (this film still doesn’t get enough credit). Also love THE TIME MACHINE, of course.”

Another penned, “To me, there was always a certain vulnerability in the roles Yvette Mimieux played. Especially in my 3 favorites of hers: Where The Boys Are, Light In The Piazza and The Time Machine. It’s said that she died in her sleep earlier today at 80. Sweet dreams my darling.”

Also, a user tweeted, “I always felt for Yvette Mimieux. She was tough, smart, and had so much more to offer than wispy, blonde fragility. She succeeded in overcoming the typecasting in her television work, where she also wrote and produced. Death Takes a Holiday is magic. She was magic. Rest in Peace.”

“Oh, this one stings. The Time Machine is one of my favorite movies. She made you believe a fella would travel 800k years to be with a gal like Weena. (And she was also in another of my faves: Disney’s The Black Hole) #RIP Yvette Mimieux…RIP. I didn’t even realize Yvette Mimieux was still alive. Loved” The Time Machine” as a kid, a film filled with unforgettable imagery. Picked-up the DVD a few years ago & was happy to find the magic mostly undimmed.” wrote another heartbroken fan.


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