Stieg Larsson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 15, 1954

Death Date

Nov 9, 2004

Age of Death

50 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Nov 9, 2004



The novelist Stieg Larsson died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Swedish fiction author whose famous Millennium Trilogy was published after his death. The popular series includes such international bestsellers as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

He died of a heart attack in 2004 after he was forced to climb multiple flights of stairs because the elevator in his office building was out of service.

But Larsson, who died of a heart attack at age 50 after a life of fast food and coffee-fueled work habits, never lived to see the success of his crime novels or the $40 million they have generated.



I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don’t describe anything in the society outside.


In real life, people are integrated into society. That’s what happens in my books as well. Minor characters don’t just walk in and spout lines, they interact and have an effect on the events. It’s not an isolated universe.


Every year Swedish society produces a new generation of threatened women who can testify to the lack of legal rights and the lukewarm interest shown by the police and other authorities.


I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.


I’m a fast writer, and crime novels are easy to do. It’s much harder to write a 1,000 word article, where everything has to be 100 per cent correct.