Edith Sitwell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 7, 1877

Death Date

Dec 9, 1964

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

London, United Kingdom



The poet Edith Sitwell died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British poet and literary critic known for Façade, The Song of the Cold, and other poetry collections. Her best-known individual poems include “Still Falls the Rain” and “The Bee-Keeper.”

She and her siblings had a cold, distant relationship with their parents. By age twenty-five, Sitwell had moved in with her governess in Bayswater.

She suffered from a genetic disorder called Marfan’s Syndrome and was wheelchair-bound for the last years of her life.

She never married, but was in love for years with the homosexual artist Pavel Tchelitchew.

Her London blitz-themed poem, “Still Falls the Rain,” was set to music by composer Benjamin Britten.



The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.

Edith Sitwell

Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.

Edith Sitwell

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

Edith Sitwell

I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.

Edith Sitwell

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell