F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 24, 1896

Death Date

Dec 21, 1940

Age of Death

44 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Dec 21, 1940



The novelist F. Scott died at the age of 44. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jazz Age author of The Great Gatsby, member of The Lost Generation, and husband of the eccentric socialite Zelda Fitzgerald. His novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and Tender Is the Night.

He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Mollie and Edward Fitzgerald. He was named after his distant cousin, the famous Francis Scott Key. He later married Zelda Sayre; the couple welcomed a daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, in 1921.



Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.


An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.


There are no second acts in American lives.


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.


Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.