Silent star John Gilbert, one of the great tragedies of the transition to sounds. His career was destroyed by the lack of technical elements in recreating sound, along with his angry relationship with Mayer. "The Artist" is loosely based on Gilbert.
Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. The reason for his death was Heart Attack which was caused due to excess of Drinking. This famous actor was a well known star of the Silent Films. His last Silent Movie was ‘Desert Nights’, he also worked as a director in many Hollywood movies. He died in 1936 at the age of 36.