David Foster Wallace’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 21, 1962

Death Date

September 12, 2008

Age of Death

46 years

Cause of Death




The novelist David Foster died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.

His father was on the faculty of the University of Illinois and his mother taught English at an Illinois community college.



“This diagnosis can be done in about two lines. It doesn’t engage anybody.” (David Foster Wallace)


“One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist to me is that he realized that no conclusion could be more horrible than solipsism.” (David Foster Wallace)


“What TV is extremely good at – and realize that this is ‘all it does’ – is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it.” (David Foster Wallace)


“It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one.” (David Foster Wallace)


“This is nourishing, redemptive; we become less alone inside.” (David Foster Wallace)