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What’s Margie Willett Cause of Death? Bio of Dyke’s Ex-wife Margie Willett

What’s Margie Willett Cause of Death? Bio of Dyke’s Ex-wife Margie Willett

Facts of Margie Willett

Full Name: Margie Willett
Gender: Female
Country: United States
Horoscope: N/A
DivorceDick Van Dyke (m. 1948–1984)
Net Worth$1 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceIllinois
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
KidsBarry Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke
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Late Celebrity ex-wife Margie Willett was well-known because of legendary American actor Dick Van Dyke. Her ex-husband Dick is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades.

Early Life of Willett

In, 1927, Marjorie Willett was born to American parents in Illinois, the United States. Willett held American nationality & belongs to the white ethnicity.

She had five grandchildren named Taryn Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, and Jessica Van Dyke. Also, she had five great-grandchildren named Ava Van Dyke, Mia Van Dyke, Alex Van Dyke, Gracie Van Dyke, and Jane Van Dyke. 

What’s Margie Willett’s Cause of Death?

After the divorce, Margie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the year 2007. Her pancreatic cancer is the main cause of Margie’s death. It is caused by the pancreas cell disorder in the DNA.

Margie Willett, late celebrity ex-wife
Caption: Margie Willett, late celebrity ex-wife (Photo: Famous People)

After a battle that lasted for around a year, Willett passed away in 2008 at the age of 81. In an older age especially after 55, pancreatic cancer is the most common disease.

Married Life of Margie with Dick

The couple met in the 1940s  in her hometown Danville, Illinois. Then they made their relationship official after dating for some time. At that time Dick was a common man after dating for just one month the couple moved to Los Angeles in order to get married.

Margie Willett with her ex-husband Dick Van Dyke
Caption: Margie Willett with her ex-husband Dick Van Dyke (Photo: Affair Post)

Margie tied the knot with her husband Dick Van Dyke on 12 February 1948 during a live broadcast of the radio show named ‘Bride and Groom’ as their wedding was sponsored by its producer. The producer of the show offer to pay for the wedding if they agree to marry on his show, they accepted the offer & also paid for their honeymoon as well.

The couple couldn’t afford a house and had to live in their car for a while before her husband Dyke’s notable career kicked off. Then the couple suffered from addiction Willett addicted to prescription drugs and her husband was addicted to alcohol. Also, they went to the same rehabilitation center for treatment.

Margie Willett with her ex-husband Dick & kids
Caption: Margie Willett with her ex-husband Dick & kids (Photo: Panda Gossips)

From their married life the couple was blessed with four children 2 sons & 2 daughters with Van Dyk. They are Barry Van Dyke (son) born on July 31, 1951, Carrie Beth van Dyke (daughter), Stacy Van Dyke (daughter),  and Christian Van Dyke (son). Also, she suffered from a miscarriage and lost twins during the early years of their union. After the divorce, she avoided media and the limelight so that her children could live normal life.

Reason for Divorce

In their married life turbulence started when Van Dyke fell into an extramarital affair with his agent’s secretary named Michelle Triola. Her husband Van & Michelle kept their affair secret until Van Dyke felt overwhelmed with guilt and confessed everything to his wife in 1976.

Margie Willett's ex-husband Dick with his current wife Arlene Silver
Caption: Margie Willett’s ex-husband Dick with his current wife Arlene Silver (Photo: Zimbio)

She was sued by her former live-in partner and actor Lee Marvin even paid Triola a six-figure amount. It caused deeper problems in their marital life & the couple ended their marriage on 4 May 1984. She never remarried and disappeared from the media after her divorce. Her ex-husband Dick married Arlene Silver after her divorce from Willett. They are living together happily since their marriage in 2012.

 Net Worth At the Time of Margie Willett Death?

Before Margie Willett passed in 2008, she had an impressive net worth of $1 million as of 2022. According to sources, she accumulated a massive amount of money as a companion for a divorce settlement.

Margie Willett's ex-husband Dick entering his car
Caption: Margie Willett’s ex-husband Dick entering his car (Photo: Daily Mail)

Her former husband has a net worth of around $50 million according to celebrity net worth. He has collected this hefty amount of worth from his professional career. He earns money through his acting roles in many successful films, musicals, TV sitcoms, and dramas, as well as his abilities as a director and producer.

The Career of Her Ex-Husband

  • She came into the limelight as the celebrity ex-wife of Dick Van Dyke.
  • Her ex-husband Dick is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades.
  • From 1961 to 1996, he became popular for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Margie Willett's ex-husband Dick Van Dyke
Caption: Margie Willett’s ex-husband Dick Van Dyke (Photo: Daily Mail)
  • Also, he is the recipient of five Primetime Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy Award.
  • In the year 1995, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
  • Then he also received the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013.

FAQs of Marjorie Willett

Who is Marjorie Willett?

Willett was well-known because of the legendary American actor Dick Van Dyke.

Where was Marjorie Willett born?

In, 1927, Marjorie was born to American parents in Illinois, the United States.