Margret Rey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 16, 1906

Death Date

December 21, 1996

Age of Death

90 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Children's Author

The children’s author Margret Rey died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A German-born children’s author, she co-wrote and illustrated the classic Curious George books. Also a philanthropist, she made major contributions to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Boston Public Library and created the Curious George Foundation to help children and abused animals.

She was born in Hamburg, Germany. She met her husband and Curious George co-author, Hans Augusto Rey, in Brazil, where both were refugees of German Nazism.