The novelist HG Wells died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
British author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. He is sometimes called The Father of Science Fiction.
He grew up in Kent, England, and he died of diabetes in London at the age of seventy-nine. He separated from his wife (who was also his cousin), Isabel Mary Wells, in order to marry his student, Amy Catherine Robbins.