Mildred Wirt Benson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 10, 1905

Death Date

May 28, 2002

Age of Death

96 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer


Children's Author

The children’s author Mildred Wirt died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Children’s author known for her work on the early Nancy Drew books. Writing under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, she penned twenty-three Nancy Drew mysteries during the late 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

Her first husband, Asa Wirt, was an employee of the Associated Press. Her second husband, George A. Benson, also had a journalistic career, though his was with a Toledo, Ohio newspaper.