Rosalind Franklin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 25, 1920

Death Date

Apr 16, 1958

Age of Death

37 years

Cause of Death

Ovarian Cancer

Place of Death

Apr 16, 1958



The biologist Rosalind Franklin died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for her important contributions to the study of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), she made groundbreaking discoveries related to the structure of the polio and tobacco mosaic viruses.

She grew up in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood as the daughter of wealthy Jewish parents. Sadly, she died of ovarian cancer in her late thirties.