Rod Serling was born December 25, 1924. He had a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. He liked sports and excelled at tennis and table tennis. He wanted to play varsity football but was told he was too small at 5 feet 4 inches tall.
He died June 28, 1975.The cause of death at 50 years old was complications from a coronary bypass operation.
On May 3, 1975, Serling suffered a minor heart attack and was hospitalized. He spent two weeks at Tompkins County Community Hospital before being released. A second heart attack two weeks later forced doctors to agree that open-heart surgery, though considered risky at the time, was in order. The 10-hour-long procedure was carried out on June 26, but Serling suffered a heart attack on…
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