Jonathan Larson's Death

Born (Birthday) 19600204

Death Date January 25, 1996

Age of Death 35 years

Cause of Death Marfan Syndrome

Profession Playwright

The playwright Jonathan Larson died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score posthumously for his work on Rent. The highly acclaimed musical also garnered him a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Born in White Plains, New York, he died the morning of Rent’s preview performance off-Broadway unexpectedly.



“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” (Jonathan Larson)


“The opposite of war is not peace, it’s creation.” (Jonathan Larson)


“‘Rent’ is about a community celebrating life in the face of death and AIDS at the turn of the century.” (Jonathan Larson)