Seamus Deane’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 9, 1940

Death Date

May 12, 2021

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

Short illness



The novelist Seamus Deane died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Perhaps most well known for his Guardian Fiction Prize-winning and Booker Prize-shortlisted debut novel Reading in the Dark (1996), he is also notable for his poetry collections such as Gradual Wars (1972) as well as for such nonfiction works as A Short History of Irish Literature (1986).

Raised in an Irish Catholic and Irish nationalist family, he spent his youth in Derry, Northern Ireland.

How did Seamus Deane die?

Prof Kevin Rafter, chair of the Irish Arts Council, said Deane left a “powerful literary and cultural legacy”. One of the original members of Field Day, Seamus Deane, died after a short illness in Dublin on 12 May 2021.