Nella Larsen’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 13, 1891

Death Date

Mar 30, 1964

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Mar 30, 1964



The novelist Nella Larsen died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American novelist of Danish and African descent, she was a minor figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In the 1920s, she published two novels: Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). The latter work is noteworthy for its ahead-of-its time examination of the gray area of sexual and racial identity.

She married physicist Elmer Imes in 1919. The couple divorced in 1933.



“For a long time, Nella Larsen was the mystery woman of the Harlem Renaissance. In the late 1920s, she published two sophisticated novels, ‘Quicksand’ and ‘Passing,’ and then her writing life came to an end. She died in obscurity in 1964.” (Darryl Pinckney)