Zora Neale Hurston's Death
Born (Birthday) January 7, 1891
Death Date January 28, 1960
Age of Death 69 years
Cause of Death Hypertensive Heart Disease
Place of Death SLC Agape Seniors Rec Center, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Place of Burial Garden of Heavenly Rest, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
The novelist Zora Neale Hurston died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
One of the most prominent contributors to the Harlem Renaissance, she published her masterpiece novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937. Also a notable folklorist, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to carry out anthropological research in Haiti and Jamaica.
She attended Howard University during the early 1920s. A decade later, she received a degree in anthropology from Barnard College and published the folklore-heavy work, Mules and Men.
She moved to Harlem in the 1920s and was a close friend of Langston Hughes. However, the two later had a falling out over their co-written work, Mule Bone.
How did Zora Neale Hurston die?
After years of writing, Hurston had to enter the St. Lucie County Welfare Home as she was unable to take care of herself. Hurston died of heart disease on January 28, 1960. At first, her remains were placed in an unmarked grave.
"It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion."Zora Neale Hurston
"The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor."Zora Neale Hurston
"Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it."Zora Neale Hurston
"A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it."Zora Neale Hurston
"Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural."Zora Neale Hurston