Astrid Lindgren’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

January 28, 2002

Age of Death

94 years

Cause of Death

Viral Infection


Children's Author

The children’s author Astrid Lindgren died at the age of 94. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Critically-acclaimed Swedish children’s book author best known for creating the Pippi Longstocking series. Her other series include Karlsson-on-the-Roof and the Six Bullerby Children.

She married Sture Lindgren in 1931 and gave birth to her daughter, Karin, in 1934. She created the Pippi Longstocking character for her daughter. 



“I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement.” (Astrid Lindgren)


“I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.” (Astrid Lindgren)