Samuel Beckett’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 13, 1906

Death Date

December 22, 1989

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death




The playwright Samuel Beckett died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Irish postmodernist writer who is most famous for his absurdist plays, Waiting for Godot and Endgame, and for novels such as Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969.

He was born in Dublin, Ireland to William Frank Beckett and Maria Jones Roe. In 1961, he married a French woman named Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil, and he also had a long-lasting affair with BBC editor Barbara Bray.



“Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.” (Samuel Beckett)


“Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” (Samuel Beckett)


“We are all born mad. Some remain so.” (Samuel Beckett)


“It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.” (Samuel Beckett)


“I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” (Samuel Beckett)