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Winston Churchill’s Death – Cause and Date

The world leader Winston Churchill died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more, about the death of Sir Winston Churchill.

Biography - A Short Wiki

British Prime Minister during World War II who encouraged bravery and endurance. He became the first Honorary Citizen of the United States and later the first British Prime Minister to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

His mother, Jennie Jerome, was a popular American socialite. He married Clementine Hozier on September 12, 1908 and they had five children together.

When did Winston Churchill die?

Winston Churchill had suffered a series of strokes since 1949. The last stroke occurred on January 15, 1965, he would never recover from this last stroke and passed away 9 days after. His physician Lord Moran announced the death at 8:35am on January 24, 1965, in his home at 28 Hyde Park Gate, London.

His last words were to his son in law, Christopher Soames, to whom he said:

“I’m bored with it all.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

When the Queen heard about Churchill passing away she sent a letter of condolence to Lady Churchill, saying:

“The whole world is the poorer by the loss of his many-sided genius while the survival of this country and the sister nations of the Commonwealth, in the face of the greatest danger that has ever threatened them, will be a perpetual memorial to his leadership, his vision and indomitable courage.”

Queen Elizabeth II

Death and state funeral of Winston Churchill

Churchill received a state funeral, something usually reserved for royalty. The official funeral lasted for four days. As of 2020, the most recent state funeral before Churchill was for Lord Carson (Irish politician, and judge) in 1935.

Lead-lined coffin

It is a tradition that British royals are buried in lead-lined coffins, the reason being that it helps to preserve to the body for up to a year. A lead-lined coffin can be sealed airtight which slows down the decomposition of the body.

Whinston Churchill’s coffin had an impressive weight of a quarter-tonne.



“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill)

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“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” (Winston Churchill)

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Winston Churchill)

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“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” (Winston Churchill)

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