Sholem Aleichem Death Cause and Date

Sholem Aleichem’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) February 18, 1859

Death Date May 13, 1916

Age of Death 57 years

Cause of Death Tuberculosis

Profession Novelist

The novelist Sholem Aleichem died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jewish writer whose stories about Tevye the Dairyman inspired the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. His actual name was Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich; he was known throughout his career by his pen name of Sholem Aleichem.

He was born into a Jewish Hasidic family in central Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire). In 1883, he married his pupil, Olga Loev, without her father’s consent. The couple went on to have six children.