Oscar Hijuelos cause of death

Oscar Hijuelos’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) August 24, 1951

Death Date October 12, 2013

Age of Death 62 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Novelist

The novelist Oscar Hijuelos died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Cuban American novelist, he is best known for his 1989 work, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. The novel won him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was later adapted into a feature film.

He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative writing from the City College of New York. Following graduation, he worked in advertising before devoting himself to a full-time writing career.

He became the first Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Personal Life

He was born in New York City to Cuban immigrant parents (Pascual and Magdalena Hijuelos). He was married twice; his second wife was fellow writer, Lori Marie Carlson.

He studied under Susan Sontag at the City College of New York.

How did Oscar Hijuelos die?

On October 12, 2013, Oscar Hijuelos collapsed of a heart attack while playing tennis in Manhattan and never regained consciousness. He was 62 years old.