Harper Lee’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 28, 1926

Death Date

February 19, 2016

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death




The novelist Harper Lee died at the age of 89 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Southern American author who wrote the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. She was awarded the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom for her tremendous contribution to American literature and culture. 

She was born Nelle Harper Lee in Monroeville, Alabama to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch, and she grew up with four siblings. Her father, an attorney, once represented two African-American men who were accused of murdering a white man. 



“The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking.” (Harper Lee)


“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” (Harper Lee)


“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” (Harper Lee)


“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” (Harper Lee)


“The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.” (Harper Lee)