If you’re like the thousands of people who watched Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting in the 1980s and 1990s, you might be wondering how did Bob Ross die? After all, he was one of the most beloved television personalities. Well, if you’re curious, we have the answers. Read on to find out what happened to this legendary painter.

The sad truth is that Bob Ross died in 1995 due to complications from lymphoma. He was only 52 years old when he passed away. His death shocked many fans who grew up watching his show and his gentle demeanor. While it was a sad time for everyone who knew him, his legacy lives on in the form of The Joy of Painting reruns that still air today.

Ross was an inspiration for many aspiring painters and art students across America and around the world during his lifetime. Most people remember him as an encouraging and patient teacher who believed anyone could learn how to paint with enough practice and dedication. His soothing voice captivated viewers as he explained techniques that even beginners could understand and replicate.

In addition to being an artist, Ross also had quite a few other pursuits outside of painting. He served in the US Air Force for four years before becoming a full-time painter and television personality in 1982. After leaving the military, he worked as a carpenter, and wallpaper hanger, and even started a landscaping business in Florida!

Bob Ross is remembered fondly by millions of people around the world as “the happy little painter” because of his positive attitude towards life and art making. Although he tragically passed away at just 52 years old due to complications from lymphoma, his legacy continues to live on through reruns of The Joy of Painting which still airs today on public television channels around America. We hope this article gave you some insight into how Bob Ross died so now you know!

We love Bob Ross and we're grateful for everything he has taught us. Rest easy Mr. Happy Little Painter!  We miss your enthusiasm!

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