Douglas Adams’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

May 11, 2001

Age of Death

49 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The novelist Douglas Adams died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English author of the popular science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated as a BBC radio comedy. His other works include The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988) and The Meaning of Liff (1983).

He and his younger sister, Susan, were the children of Christopher and Janet Adams. He married Jane Belson in 1991, and the couple welcomed their daughter, Polly, in 1994, less than a decade before Adams’ untimely death from a heart attack.



“Books are sharks… because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.” (Douglas Adams)


“In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.” (Douglas Adams)


“Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.” (Douglas Adams)


“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” (Douglas Adams)


“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” (Douglas Adams)