Death in Hollywood: Boyd, Stephen–Movie Star, Dead at 45 (Heart Attack)

Stephen Boyd died of a massive heart attack on 2 June 1977 at the age of 45 while playing golf with his wife, Elizabeth Mills, at the Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge, California.

He was in talks to play the role of the Regimental Sergeant Major in Euan Lloyd’s The Wild Geese before his death.

Boyd was cremated and his ashes were interred in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. His wife Elizabeth Mills Boyd was interred with him at the time of her death in 2007. Boyd is also remembered on his parents’ grave in the Clandeboye Cemetery, Bangor, Northern Ireland.

On 4 July 2018, the Ulster History Circle, voluntary organization which erects plaques across the province of Ulster to celebrate people of achievement, commemorated Stephen Boyd with blue plaque close to his birthplace at ‘Moygara’, Shore Road, Whitehouse (Belfast, Northern Ireland).