Ted White aka Jason Voorhees passed away cause of death - Cover Picture

Ted White, best known for taking on the role of Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, has passed away at the age of 96. Although he wears a mask in the film, White’s work on Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter remains iconic. The film was made way before CGI became a thing in Hollywood, meaning that White performed the stunts of Jason Voorhees on his own. Because of the legacy Ted White left behind, it’s only normal for horror film fans to wonder what his cause of death was. Here’s everything we know so far.

The news was first shared by Sean Clark on his Facebook page. Clark was a close friend of Ted White. In the emotional Facebook post, Clark reminisced on the kind of person White was when he had the privilege of working with him through the years. After the Facebook post went viral, White’s family spoke exclusively with Fox News and confirmed the unfortunate news of White’s passing.

What is the cause of the death of Ted White?

According to Sean Clark’s Facebook post, Ted White “passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home.” The post was published last October 15, 2022, and following that, White’s family provided statements to Fox News about the stuntman’s passing.

  • Ted White passed away on October 14, 2022, at 8:30 AM
  • He died at his home in Southern California
  • According to his son, Ted White was “the last of the blood and guts guys.” Whether you liked the truth or not, White wouldn’t shy away from telling you what you needed to hear
  • Ted White’s wife also provided a statement to Fox News. According to Jeri Bayouth, Ted had a “tender heart and a very generous heart” despite being tough as a boot

Ted White’s legacy as Jason Voorhees

Ted White became extremely popular when Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter came out. Although he didn’t want to be credited when the film was first released, White had nowhere to go but up from there. Because of how iconic Jason Voorhees’ role was in the film, a lot of fans wanted more from White.

Ted White aka Jason Voorhees passed away cause of death - TJ
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Despite the fact that Ted White turned down the offer to return as Jason Voorhees, he grew his own fanbase because of how in touch he was with his fans. Ted White would attend various conventions where his fans got to know more about the man behind the mask.

Check out some scenes from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter where Ted White portrayed Jason Voorhees:

Ted White was also known for his other projects in Hollywood

Aside from bringing Jason Voorhees back to life in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Ted White also served as a body double for some big names in Hollywood. Throughout his career, he has served as a body double for the following actors:

  • John Wayne
  • Richard Boone
  • Clark Gable

White also had roles in other movies like Tron released in 1982 and Hot Pursuit released five years later. He also worked as a stuntman in films like Planet of the Apes (1968) and Gone in 60 Seconds (2000).

We at Spiel Times offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ted White in these trying times.

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