William Faulkner’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 25, 1897

Death Date

Jul 6, 1962

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Jul 6, 1962



The novelist William Faulkner died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pulitzer Prize-winning, Southern Gothic writer whose best known works include The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and A Rose for Emily. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949.

He grew up in Mississippi as one of four sons born to Murry Cuthbert Falkner and Maud Butler. He married Estelle Oldham in 1929 and had several extramarital affairs. He had a daughter named Jill.



“I’d love to have William Faulkner, Beethoven and Bach over. I want to find out what makes those guys tick!” (Candy Crowley)


“I never got too specialized but did like the Southern Gothic writers like William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor.” (Mat Kearney)


“I have written about some truly great writers – John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner. Faulkner and Frost were the very peaks of American poetry and fiction in the 20th century.” (Jay Parini)


“I can’t change overnight into a serious literary author. You can’t compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not.” (John Grisham)


“When I was twelve, I started reading Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O’Connor, James Agee, and – do we dare breathe the name – William Faulkner.” (Frances Mayes)