Erskine Caldwell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 17, 1903

Death Date

April 11, 1987

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States



The novelist Erskine Caldwell died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A 20th-century, Southern-born author, he is known for bringing to light the socioeconomic and racial issues of his day through novels such as Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre. His numerous other works include We Are the Living (short stories) and Place Called Estherville.

He attended Erskine College in South Carolina, where he played football. He published his first novel, The Bastard, in 1929.

He worked as a foreign correspondent during the Second World War.

He married four times and was survived by his stepson. With his first wife, Helen, he owned a Maine bookstore.

His work, The Humorous Side of Erskine Caldwell, was edited by Robert Cantwell .