Ted Hughes’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 17, 1930

Death Date

October 28, 1998

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The poet Ted Hughes died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English Poet Laureate whose most famous works include The Hawk in the Rain, Crow, and Birthday Letters. He also translated numerous works, including Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening and Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding.

He was famously married to American poet Sylvia Plath, with whom he had two children. Seven years after Plath’s much-publicized suicide, Hughes married Carol Orchard.



“What happens in the heart simply happens.” (Ted Hughes)


“It took the whole of Creation To produce my foot, my each feather: Now I hold Creation in my foot.” (Ted Hughes)


“The Bush administration doesn’t particularly like public participation. It makes them look bad.” (Ted Hughes)