How Did Dave Draper Die? Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Cause Of Death

Who was Dave Draper?

David Draper was an actor, novelist, and bodybuilder from the United States.

His weight training began when he was ten years old and had become a habit by the time he was approximately twelve years old, in the mid-1950s.

Wrestling, gymnastics, and swimming were among his high school activities, but lifting weights was his favorite.


He was 79 years old.


He has crowned Mr. New Jersey at the age of 21. He moved to Santa Monica, California, six months later and worked for the Weider Barbell Company until 1969. He also worked in motion movies during this time.

Draper began his training in California at a gym known as “The Dungeon,” which he characterized as “a large, awful space dug out of the ground on the corner of 4th and Broadway,” before moving on to the original Gold’s Gym.

Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Mike Katz, and Robby Robinson were among the world’s greatest bodybuilders with whom he trained.

In the 1967 film “Don’t Make Waves,” he co-starred with Sharon Tate and had a scene with her.

In the October 16, 1967 episode “I Was a 99-lb. Weakling,” he played Bulk in The Monkees.

He later appeared in the episode “Lorenzo Bush” of Here Come the Brides on December 19, 1969.


Laree Draper is the wife of Dave Draper.

Cause Of Death

On November 30, 2021, he passed away. On Tuesday, Draper’s wife Laree Draper posted on her Facebook page that her husband had died, adding, “Dave died early this morning.”

“I was with him and it was calm and peaceful,”

“It, as his doctor told me a little while ago, was a good death.”

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