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Theodore Taylor’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) June 23, 1921

Death Date October 26, 2006

Age of Death 85 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Young Adult Author

The young adult author Theodore Taylor died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The author of the Edgar Award-winning young adult mystery novel The Weirdo (1989), Taylor is also well known for the multi-award-winning historical children’s novel The Cay (1969); the Scott O’Dell Award-winning work The Bomb (1995); and the 2006 book The Flight of Leroy Brown.

Born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Laguna Beach, California. He was married to Gweneth Goodwin from 1946 until 1970 and to Flora Schoenleber from 1981 until his death in 2006.

Taylor died on October 26, 2006 in Laguna Beach, CA, from complications of a heart attack.