How did Lynda Carter's husband die? 'Wonder Woman' star reveals cause of Robert Altman's death

How did Lynda Carter's husband die? 'Wonder Woman' star reveals cause of Robert Altman's death
Lynda Carter lost her longtime husband Robert Altman last year. On the right, Lynda Carter at the TGen awards event (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Bethesda Softworks LLC and Instagram/@reallyndacarter)

Lynda Carter flaunted her wonderfully youthful looks at TGen research awards event this weekend. In a gold little dress and high heels, the 70-year-old 'Wonder Woman' veteran looked svelte at the TGen awards, which are part of City Of Hope.

The brunette beauty, who lost her longtime husband Robert Altman last year, was honoured with a leadership award for her support of TGen and City Of Hope's clinical and scientific advancements. Carter later revealed the sort of cancer Altman was diagnosed with in an Instagram caption.


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Carter wrote in her post's caption, "I am so grateful to receive @tgenresearch's John S McCain Leadership Award. For over 20 years, TGen has conducted groundbreaking genetics research to discover better, more precise treatments for diseases like cancer and neurological disorders."

She then included a heartfelt statement, detailing what caused Altman's death last year for the first time. "I lost my vibrant husband Robert to myelofibrosis last year, and I support TGen with the hope that the deadly form of myelofibrosis will one day be curable or survivable." Myelofibrosis is a rare bone marrow cancer that disrupts the body's normal production of blood cells.

"Thank you, Dr Trent and Dr Caligiuri for dedicating your lives to such a noble pursuit. You are superstars, and I am so proud to be a part of the TGen community!" Carter concluded her caption. Altman died of cancer in February 2021.


Carter and Altman met in 1982, when the actress was divorcing her first husband, Ron Samuels, and the actress has admitted that their relationship happened when she least expected it. Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1975-79 television series, admitted that their relationship had its ups and downs over the years. They did, however, share a deep sense of 'love' and 'support.'

Carter has resorted to music to help her cope with the loss of Robert. The actress has even stated that the song Human and Divine, which is a celebration of the couple's love, will be released later this month. Carter wrote a touching tribute to her late husband on what would have been his 74th birthday in February. She shared a photo of herself gazing passionately at Altman as they held hands on her Instagram post. 


"Today brings back all the wonderful memories of our life together," she remarked on her Instagram post of them standing together in front of a staircase with red poinsettias behind them. "I didn't think it was possible to miss you more than I already do, but I feel your presence in my heart. Thinking of you on your birthday, my love ❤️," Carter concluded. Carter first spoke out about Altman's death, at the age of 73, on Instagram one week after he died on February 3.


'The Wonder Woman' (1984) star stated, sharing a black and white portrait of the two, "We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always." According to the Washington Post, Altman died in Baltimore in early February as a result of complications after a medical procedure. In 1984, Carter and Altman married and have two children: Jessica, 27, and James, 33.


Altman practised law in Washington, D.C. He began his career at Clifford & Warnke and then established his own firm. He was also implicated in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International's controversy. In 1986, he switched careers and became a co-founder of the video game firm ZeniMax Media. The Elder Scrolls and Fallout were published by the firm.

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