William Golding’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 19, 1911

Death Date

June 19, 1993

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure



The novelist William Golding died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A British author, poet, and playwright, he is best remembered for his first novel, Lord of the Flies, which ranked third on the Times’ 2008 list of the 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945. He was the 1983 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

His wife, Ann Brookfield, was a chemist. Together, the couple had two children: Judith and David.



“Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.” (William Golding)


“The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.” (William Golding)


“Before the Second World War, I believed in the perfectability of social man; that a correct structure of society produced goodwill; and that, therefore, you could remove all social ills by a reorganisation of society. It is possible that I believe something of the same again; but after the war, I did not because I was unable to.” (William Golding)


“Childhood is a disease – a sickness that you grow out of.” (William Golding)


“I’d rather there wasn’t an afterlife, really. I’d much rather not be me for thousands of years.” (William Golding)