Philip Larkin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 9, 1922

Death Date

December 2, 1985

Age of Death

63 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom



The poet Philip Larkin died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A British poet and novelist, he is best known for such poetry collections as The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His works of fiction include A Girl in Winter and Jill.

He was educated at Oxford and, upon graduation, began a thirty-year career as a librarian.

He declined a 1984 offer to become English Poet Laureate because he did not believe that he was producing poetic work of any significance.



"They say eyes clear with age."

Philip Larkin

"Death is no different whined at than withstood."

Philip Larkin

"I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife."

Philip Larkin

"You can't put off being young until you retire."

Philip Larkin

"In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures."

Philip Larkin