J.D. Salinger's Death

Born (Birthday) January 1, 1919

Death Date January 27, 2010

Age of Death 91 years

Cause of Death Natural Causes

Profession Novelist

The novelist J.D. Salinger died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famously reclusive American author of Catcher in the Rye, a controversial novel that paints a compelling picture of teenage disillusionment and alienation. His other literary works include a short story collection entitled Nine Stories and a novella called Hapworth 16, 1924.

He was married three times: to Sylvia Welter (1945-1947), Claire Douglas (1955-1967), and Colleen O’Neil (1988 until his death). With his second wife, Claire Douglas, he had two children: Margaret and Matthew.



“I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes: J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.” (Louis Sachar)

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“I really like the short stories that Melissa Bank writes. I think she’s sort of channeling the female version of J.D. Salinger in more recent days.” (Whit Stillman)

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“I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.'” (John Krasinski)

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