Gene Hackman’s Ex-Wife Fay Maltese Biography: Cause of Her Death

Fay Maltese is the ex-wife of famous American retired actor Gene Hackman. Hackman is also a novelist and United States Marine. Together with her then-husband, Maltese welcomed three children. After cherishing their married life for thirty years, the couple separated and is now on their own path.

Fay Maltese Age and Wikipedia Bio

Born on January 1, 1928, the late celebrity spouse (like Gregory Mecher and Daniella Liben)  was reportedly 89 years old at the time of her demise. Apart from that, her then-husband, Gene, was born in San Bernardino, California, the U.S, on January 30, 1930, making his age 91 years old now. The retired actor is the son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Anna Lyda Elizabeth. Not only that, Gene has a brother named Richard. And Hackman belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has Pennsylvania Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry.

The Mad Dog Coll star was engaged in Journalism at an early age, and at the age of ten, he aimed to pursue a career in acting. The talented actor started pursuing an acting career in 1956 and has worked in more than 100 movies & television series. Initially, Hackman’s role on the TV series Route 66 was in 1963. And in 1964, Hackman got an offer to co-star in the play Any Wednesday with actress Sandy Dennis which opened the door to film work.

Maltese Obituary: When Did She Die?

Maltese’s obituary came on April 26, 2017, reported by some sites. The actual cause of her end is still unknown, but she took her last breath at the age of 89. There was no news of her illness or accident. So, we can speculate that she might have died of natural causes. The statement of her passing devasted her fans and well-wishers. She left her three children, namely Elizabeth, Leslie, and Christopher, from her then-husband, Gene Hackman.

Net Worth And Earnings

The prominent actor Gene has collected a massive wealth from his long-term career in the film industry. He has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including The French Connection and Hoosiers. He has a net worth of well over $80million. He now resides on an exquisite 12-acre property he and his wife Betsy refurbished and designed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Liza Minelli & Gene Hackman & Natalie Wood
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Formerly, Hackman possessed a 25-acre property in Montecito, California, in the 1980s, which he dealt for a cool $5.5 million in 1985. He also had a residence on Pebble Beach, California, that he pledged in 1993. Talking more about his acquiring, he received a fruitful sum of money by portraying in numerous movies. Some of them are mentioned in the below table:-

The French ConnectionDet. Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle1971$100,000
Lucky LadyKibby Womack1975$1,350,000
SupermanLex Luthor1978$2,000,000
The Quick and the DeadHerod1995$1,300,000

Marital Details Of Fay and Gene Hackman

Fay Maltese was the first wife of Gene. The former couple got wedded in 1956 and cherished their wedding life for 30 years. But they could not continue their relationship and got divorced in 1986. During their togetherness, the lovebirds became the parents of three children, two daughters and a son.

After getting separated from Fay, Hackman married classical pianist Betsy Arakawa in 1991. There are no rumors of his separation from Arakawa, so we can say that Hackman is still married to the classical pianist.

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