Frank Sinatra Cause Of Death, Frank Sinatra – cause of death, Myocardial infarction. A frequent visitor, property owner and benefactor in the Palm Springs, California area, Sinatra wished to be buried in the desert he grew to love so much. Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, following a long battle with coronary heart disease, kidney disease, bladder cancer, and dementia. He had undergone surgery to remove part of his intestines in 1986, and had suffered a bad fall from the stage in 1994.
His funeral was held on May 20, 1998 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Sinatra’s last words were (according to his daughter Nancy Sinatra, as told to Variety senior columnist, Army Archerd): “I’m losing it.” Sinatra was buried a few miles away from Palm Springs next to his parents in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, a quiet, unassuming cemetery near his famous compound in Rancho Mirage, California, which is located on the beautiful, tree-lined thoroughfare that bears his name. His longtime friend, Jilly Rizzo, who died in a Rancho Mirage car crash in 1992, is buried nearby as is pop star, former Palm Springs mayor and Congressman, Sonny Bono.
Legend has it that Sinatra was buried in a blue suit with a flask of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, a roll of ten dimes a Zippo lighter (which some take to be a reference to his mob connections) and a pack of Camel cigarettes. The words “The Best is Yet to Come” are imprinted on his tombstone.