Alex Haley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 11, 1921

Death Date

Feb 10, 1992

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Feb 10, 1992



The autobiographer Alex Haley died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Author who received a Pulitzer Prize for Roots: The Saga of an American Family. He also received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his work on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. 

He was born in Ithaca, New York to Alabama A&M agriculture professor, Simon Haley. He was married three times: to Nannie Branch, Juliette Collins, and Myra Lewis. He had two daughters, Cynthia and Lydia, and a son, William.



“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” (Alex Haley)


“Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.” (Alex Haley)


“My fondest hope is that ‘Roots’ may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.” (Alex Haley)


“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.” (Alex Haley)


“If you think about it, there’s not a religious group, there’s not a nationalistic group, there’s not a tribe, there is no grouping of people to my knowledge, of any consequence, who have not, at one or another time, been the object of hatred, racism, or who has not had people against them just because they were them.” (Alex Haley)