How Did Bob Ross Die?

How Did Bob Ross Die? Reason Behind His Death (2022 Updates)

If you’re a fan of the famous painter Bob Ross or if you’ve seen the new Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, and Greed, you might be interested in learning more about how the artist who spread happiness and made so many people want to try painting died.

According to his obituary in the New York Times, the painter died on July 4, 1995. He was 52. In the documentary, his son Robert Stephen “Steve” Ross says that his dad died of non-lymphoma. Hodgkin’s

How Did Bob Ross Die ?
How Did Bob Ross Die ?

Steve says that his father’s second wife, Jane L. Ross, died of cancer not long before Ross found out he had the same disease.

“Jane’s death really hurt him. In the documentary, his son Steve says, “I remember him saying, ‘My whole life went to hell in a handbasket.'” “My dad was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma two or three weeks after Jane died.”

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On the website of the American Cancer Society, it says that non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s is a “cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.” It mostly happens to adults, but it can also happen to children. It usually starts in the lymph nodes, but it can also happen on the skin.

Ross’s close friend and fellow artist John Thamm thinks that the paint thinner Ross used to make his unique style of paintings might have hurt his health.

“A lot of paint thinner is needed for that wet-on-wet method. “He would hit that brush around in almost every episode,” Thamm says in the documentary. “All of the paint thinner’s bubbles would float right up into his nose.

I didn’t like what he was doing even as he was doing it. I always wondered if that didn’t have something to do with the lymphoma. I’m not a doctor, but I think that might be the case.”

Bob Ross
Bob Ross

The Times says that the painter was born in the Florida city of Daytona Beach. Ross started painting when he was in the Air Force. His father was a carpenter. Before Ross got his own show on public TV, he studied with William Alexander, a painter who also had his own show. The Encyclopedia Britannica says that Ross joined the Air Force when he was only 18.

Ross says in a clip from an episode of the Joy of Painting in the documentary that he lived in Alaska for 12 years. There, he fell in love with mountainous and tree-filled landscapes, which he paints a lot of. Ross’s easel, palette, and brushes that he used on The Joy of Paintings, as well as two of his paintings, will be on display at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C., in 2020, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Stay tuned for more updates, Nog Magazine.

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