Sarah Kane’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 3, 1971

Death Date

Feb 20, 1999

Age of Death

28 years

Causes of Death

Drug Overdose and Suicide



The playwright Sarah Kane died at the age of 28. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for such poetic, experimental, and violent dramas as Blasted and 4.48 Psychosis, this late 20th-century British playwright also penned a racial-violence-themed short film titled Skin.

She was born in Essex, England, to evangelical Christian parents.

Ms Kane, 28, was found dead in King’s College hospital, south London, on February 20, after doctors had warned she still wanted to take her own life following an overdose of antidepressant tablets a few days earlier.



You know, most good playwrights write seven good plays and then something happens and after that they’re crap.


I’m not a brand name, I’m a person.


I’m simply trying to tell the truth about human behaviour as I see it.


I have no interest in trying to manipulate people’s emotions or opinions.


I hate the idea of theatre just being an evening pastime. It should be emotionally and intellectually demanding. I love football. The level of analysis that you listen to on the terraces is astonishing. If people did that in the theatre… but they don’t. They expect to sit back and not participate.