One may also ask, how old was Amanda Blake when she died? 60 years (1929–1989)
Beside this, why did Amanda Blake leave Gunsmoke?
She was a heavy smoker for many years and had oral cancer surgery in 1977. She passed away in 1989 and theres some confusion about the cause of death. Some reports say she died of cancer while other reports say it was AIDS-related.
Who was Amanda Blakes sister?
Amanda Blakes husband sued her for divorce in April 1989 and died in later the same year. Micheal Learned, the mom in The Waltons, is Amanda Blakes sister. According to Amanda Blake, the social interaction among the Gunsmoke caste stopped when the show did.