Richard George Adams’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 9, 1920

Death Date

December 24, 2016

Age of Death

96 years

Cause of Death




The novelist Richard George Adams died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British author who is best known for his classic 1972 novel Watership Down. The work, modeled on Virgil’s Aeneid, focuses on the epic journey of a group of anthropomorphised rabbits.

He studied modern history at Worcester College, Oxford and served in the British Army during World War II.

He served as a writer-in-residence at both Hollins University (Virginia) and at the University of Florida. His novel Watership Down was made into an animated film in 1978.

With his wife Elizabeth, he had two daughters. His children, Juliet and Rosamond, were the childhood recipients of a series of bedtime stories that became the basis for Watership Down.

He and Sharon Creech were both recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.