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Richard Carlson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) May 16, 1961

Death Date December 13, 2006

Age of Death 45 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Self-help Author

The self-help author Richard Carlson died at the age of 45. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American author and psychotherapist, he is known for his classic self-help book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (1997). His other works include Slowing Down to the Speed of Life (1997) and Don’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant and Downright Mean-Spirited People (2006).

With his wife, Kristine Carlson, he co-wrote Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff in Love (2000) and Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff for Women (2001).

Carlson died after falling ill while on his way to New York as part of a tour to promote his new book, “Don’t Get Scrooged,” said Julie Mitchell, spokeswoman for Harper San Francisco, Mr. Carlson’s publisher. The Contra Costa Times reported that Mr. Carlson had suffered a heart attack.



The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.


It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.


Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.


No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart… it comes from being alive.


When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners.