Morrie Schwartz’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 20, 1916

Death Date

Nov 4, 1995

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Motor Neuron Disease

Place of Death

Nov 4, 1995



The novelist Morrie Schwartz died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American author of Letting Go: Morrie’s Reflections on Living While Dying. He was also the subject of Tuesdays with Morrie, a successful book-turned-film.

He had two sons, Rob and Jon, with his wife Charlotte Schwartz.



“When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.” (Morrie Schwartz)


“It’s not to late to… ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.” (Morrie Schwartz)


“The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.” (Morrie Schwartz)


“Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.” (Morrie Schwartz)


“We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.” (Morrie Schwartz)