Charles Portis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 28, 1933

Death Date

Feb 17, 2020

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death




The novelist Charles Portis died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An Arkansas-born author, he is best known for novels such as Norwood and True Grit. The latter work, which was adapted into a popular film, focuses on a young girl’s quest for retribution following her father’s murder.

He was the son of Samuel Palmer and Alice Waddell Portis.



I didn’t care for beat reporting, covering the same thing day after day – short attention span.


A reporter from ‘The Times’ wanted to arm-wrestle, and as I recall, he kept challenging me. So we went at it, and there was a pop. His arm broke. Very strange. He went into a kind of swoon.