Arnold Lobel’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 22, 1933

Death Date

Dec 4, 1987

Age of Death

54 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Doctors Hospital


Children's Author

The children’s author Arnold Lobel died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Children’s book author and artist best remembered for Mouse Soup and the Frog and Toad series. He was the 1981 recipient of the prestigious Caldecott Medal.

He published his earliest works — Prince Bertram the Bad and A Holiday for Mister Muster — in 1963.

He died of AIDS at the age of fifty-four.

Born in Los Angeles, California, he grew up in Schenectady, New York. He married fellow children’s book writer Anita Kempler; the couple raised a daughter and a son.

His daughter Adrianne, a successful theatrical designer, married Broadway and television actor Mark Linn-Baker.