Dorothy L. Sayers’ Death – What Happened?

Dorothy L. Sayers

The novelist Dorothy L. Sayers passed away at age 64, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

A notable novelist, translator and playwright, she is best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey series and other works of detective fiction. She considered her translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy to be her finest work.

She attended Somerville College, Oxford and included elements of her university experience in her 1935 novel, Gaudy Night. She published her first literary work– a poetry collection–in 1916.

In addition to writings books, she penned memorable jingles for advertising agencies.

How did Dorothy L. Sayers die?

Coronary thrombosis caused Dorothy L. Sayers' death in 1957.

She was 64 years old. Miss Sayers was found early today in the hall of her house by her gardener. A post- mortem examination determined that she had died of a coronary thrombosis.

Information about the death of Dorothy L. Sayers
Cause of deathCoronary thrombosis
Age of death64 years
BirthdayJune 13, 1893
Death dateDecember 17, 1957
Place of deathWitham, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A


"Those who make some other person their job... are dangerous."

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"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."

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"Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him."

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"Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age."

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"Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds."

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