Prince Albert (1819-1861) profile in black by Artist Unknown. Why did he die? Helen Rappaport disputes typhoid fever. Her evidence suggests Crohn’s disease. It supports Victoria’s belief that Albert had been killed by worry about their 1st sons reckless lifestyle. Crohn’s fit Albert’s stomach troubles, his exhaustion & leads to bowel cancer. 2nd son of Ernest I (1784-1844) Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha & wife Louise (1800-1831) of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg & husband of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) UK.