Roald Dahl’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 13, 1916

Death Date

Nov 23, 1990

Age of Death

74 years

Cause of Death

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Place of Death

Nov 23, 1990


Children's Author

The children’s author Roald Dahl died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Welsh-born novelist, screenwriter, and fighter pilot who authored such children’s classics as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, and Matilda. Many of his popular books, including The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, have been made into feature films.

He grew up in Cardiff, Wales as the son of Norwegian-born parents. When his thirty-year marriage to actress Patricia Neal ended in divorce, Dahl wed second wife, Felicity Crosland. Dahl’s first marriage produced five children: Olivia, Chantal, Theo, Ophelia, and Lucy.



“The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it’s a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he’s broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it’s not a joke anymore.” (Roald Dahl)


“Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.” (Roald Dahl)


“When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.” (Roald Dahl)


“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” (Roald Dahl)


“A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.” (Roald Dahl)