Raymond Chandler’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 23, 1888

Death Date

Mar 26, 1959

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Mar 26, 1959



The novelist Raymond Chandler died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Hardboiled crime novelist who created the private eye character Phillip Marlowe, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for Double Indemnity. Some of his most important literary works are Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The Little Sister (1949), and The Long Goodbye (1953).

He began a love affair with Cissy Pascal, a married woman eighteen years his senior, in 1919. Pascal eventually left her husband, and she and Chandler married in February of 1924.



“He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.” (Raymond Chandler)


“The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.” (Raymond Chandler)


“Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.” (Raymond Chandler)


“It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.” (Raymond Chandler)


“Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.” (Raymond Chandler)