Vladimir Nabokov’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 23, 1899

Death Date

Jul 2, 1977

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Respiratory Disease

Place of Death

Jul 2, 1977



The novelist Vladimir Nabokov died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Russian-born author whose famous works, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

He married Vera Slonim in 1925. The couple’s son, Dmitri, was born in 1934.



“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” (Vladimir Nabokov)


“I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” (Vladimir Nabokov)


“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” (Vladimir Nabokov)


“Caress the detail, the divine detail.” (Vladimir Nabokov)


“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” (Vladimir Nabokov)