Authors Who Died in March

Authors Who Died in March

Discover information about authors who died in March

Photo by Alexa Mazzarello on Unsplash march authors



2017Paula Fox, author of ‘One-Eyed Cat‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 22nd April 1923. She died aged 93 in Brooklyn, New York, USA at the Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.


2020Barbara Neely, author of ‘Blanche on the Lam‘ was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on 30th November 1941. She died aged 78 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


2023Christopher Fowler, author of ‘Old Devil Moon‘ was born in London, UK on the 26th March 1953. He died aged 62 in London, UK.

2023Kenzaburō Ōe, author of ‘The Changeling‘ was born in Ōse, Ehime, Japan on 31st January 1935. He died aged 88.


1888Louisa May Alcott, author of ‘Little Women‘ was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 29th November 1932. She died following a stroke aged 55 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

1973Pearl S. Buck, author of ‘The Good Earth‘ was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, USA on 26th June 1892. She died aged 80 in Danby, Vermont, USA.


1925Thomas W. Lawson, author of ‘Friday, the Thirteenth‘ who was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on 26th February 1858. He died aged 67 in Boston Massachusetts, USA.

2023Dolores Klaich, author of ‘Heavy Gilt‘ was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on 9th August 1936. She died aged 86 by assisted suicide in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.


1994Charles Bukowski, author of ‘Ham on Rye‘ was born in Andernach, Germany on 16th August 1920. He died from Leukaemia, aged 73 in San Pedro, California, USA.


2017Robert James Waller, author of ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ (originally titled Love in Black and White) was born in Rockford, Iowa, USA on 1st August 1939. He died age 77 in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA.


1970Erle Stanley Gardner, author of ‘The Case of the Velvet Claws: Perry Mason Mystery‘ was born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA on 17th July 1889. He died aged 80 in Temecula, California, USA.

2023John Jakes, author of ‘The Seventh Man‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 31st March 1932. He died aged 90 in Sarasota, Florida, USA.


1945Anne Franks, author of ‘The Diary of a Young Girl‘ was born in Frankfurt, Germany on 12th June 1929. She died aged 15 in Lower Saxony, Germany. Most possible cause is Typhus. *Exact date is disputed*

2001Robert Ludlum, author of ‘The Bourne Identity‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 25th May 1927. He died aged 73 whilst recovering from severe burns in Naples, Florida, USA.

2015Sir Terry Pratchett, author of ‘Colour of Magic‘ was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK on 28th April 1948. He died aged 66 in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, UK.

2023Isabel Colegate, author of ‘The Shooting Party‘ was born in London, UK on 10th September 1931. She died aged 91.


2018Stephen Hawking, author of ‘A Brief History of Time‘ who was born in Oxford, UK on 8th January 1942. He died aged 76 at his home in Cambridge, UK.


1950Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of ‘Tarzan‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 1st September 1875. He died from a heart attack aged 74 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.


2021Beverly Cleary, author of ‘The Mouse and the Motorcycle‘ was born in McMinnville, Oregon, USA on 12th April 1916. She died aged 104 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.

2021Larry McMurtry, author of ‘Brokeback Mountain‘, was born in Archer City, Texas, USA on 3rd June 1936. He died aged 84 in Archer City, Texas, USA.


1982Harriet Adams, author of ‘The Secret Agent on Flight 101‘ (Under her pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon), was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA on 11th December 1892. She died aged 89 in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey, USA.


1941Virginia Woolf (nee Adeline Virginia Stephen), author of ‘Mrs Dalloway‘ was born in Kensington, London, UK on 25th January 1882. She died aged 59 in the River Ouse, Sussex, UK. Virginia committed suicide by drowning herself after falling into a deep depression. Her cremated remains were buried beneath an elm tree in the garden of Monk’s House, where she lived with her husband.


2023Helen Barolini, author of ‘Umbertina‘ was born in Syracuse, New York, USA on 18th November 1925. She died aged 97 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA.


1912Karl May, author of ‘Winnetou: The Apache Knight‘ was born in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany on 25th February 1842. He died aged 70 in Radebeul, Germany. His death certificate states from Cardiac Arrest, Acute Bronchitis and Asthma.

2023Steve Skeates, author of comics such as ‘Aquaman‘ was born in Rochester, New York, USA on 29th January 1943. He died aged 80 in Rochester, New York, USA.


1855Charlotte Brontë, author of ‘The Professor‘ was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, UK on 21st April 1816. She died aged 38 in Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK.

Have a read about the authors who died in other months – List of Months.

You may also like...