The Colmans lived quietly on their San Ysidro ranch property during the last years of Colman's life. Always prone to lung ailments, Colman contracted pneumonia and died peacefully in his sleep on May 19, 1958, his wife at his side. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery,
Santa Barbara, CA.

His passing was also the passing of an era - one of a different code of honor, ideals and humor that we will not see again. We can be grateful to the Dream Factory that was Hollywood, for through the magic of cinematic shadows and light we need never be without the poetic grace that was Ronald Colman.

"Our revels now are ended
These our actors
As I foretold you
Were all spirits
And are melted into air
Into thin air
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on
And our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

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